Green Bond Workshop Series in China
Since the launch of the Green Bond Endorsed Project Catalogue by the People’s Bank of China (PBC) in December 2015, the Chinese market has become the fastest growing market for Green Bonds in the world, even surpassing the U.S. as the largest issuer of Green Bonds. In 2016, issuance reached USD 36.2 billion, representing 38 percent of total Green Bond issuance worldwide.
As more and more Chinese stakeholders are tapping the market, we invite representatives from regulatory & policymaking bodies, financial institutions, private companies and public sector institutions as well as environmental research institutions and rating agencies to join our workshops on Green Bonds.
Engaging with leading international and regional finance and climate science experts, the workshops aim to offer a practical, technical learning experience to enhance knowledge and build professional capacity on Green Bonds. Focus topics include:
Workshops I & II (27 & 28 Sep 2016, Beijing)
The two workshops, which took place on 27 and 28 September in Beijing, were the first of a series that is conducted by GIZ and SEB with the support of the Peoples’ Bank of China (PBC), the Green Finance Committee (GFC) of the China Society for Finance and Banking, Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), Syn Tao Green Finance and the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO).
Workshop III (2 March 2017, Beijing)
The second workshop within the series scrutinized the above topics in more depth, focusing particularly on national and international regulation, the investor perspective and third party verification, including interactive case studies and expert discussions.
Roundtable on External Reviews: Facilitating International Green Bond Investments in China (20 September 2017, Beijing)
This roundtable, organized jointly with the China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection (CECEP) Group, offered an intense dialogue for the exchange of external review practices and experience aiming to explore the way ahead in China in the light of facilitating international green bond investments in China.
Training Conference on Green Bonds in China & Globally: Trends, Innovation & International Investor Perspectives (21 September 2017, Beijing)
The training conference, organized jointly with the Securities Association of China (SAC), gathered representatives from banks and asset management firms. Engaging with leading regional and international finance experts, investors and regulators, the training conference offered a practical and technical dialogue platform to promote the green investor concept in China and enhance professional expertise on green bond investments.