Ep.4 What are green bonds and how to encourage their growth in developing markets

In December 2020, the green bond market reached an impressive milestone of US$1 trillion in cumulative issuance since the first green bond was floated in 2007. In this fourth episode of the Finance for resilience podcast, we unpack the topic of green bonds and the challenges and benefits associated with this financing mechanism. Considering the significant climate finance gap, green bonds are likely to play a crucial role in meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. However, the growth of the market in the global South has lagged in comparison to the rest of the world.

Join CDKN’s climate finance lead, Kamleshan Pillay, as he hosts an in-depth discussion on green bonds and how to encourage their growth in developing markets. Kamlesh is joined by guests Megan Sager, Director of Sustainable Solutions in Cape Town, Robert Bunyi, Managing Director of Kenya Pooled Water Fund and Sandeep Bhattacharya, India project manager at the Climate Bond Initiative.

The links you need to know about:
https://www.climatebonds.net
https://www.rmb.co.za/deal/investing-in-cape-towns-most-precious-assets
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