Specifically used to finance projects that reduce GHG emissions
What are Climate Bonds?
Climate Bonds are a type of Green Bond where proceeds are exclusively and specifically used to finance projects that reduce GHG emissions.
With that in mind, the CBI, “an international, investor-focused not-for-profit focused on mobilizing the $80 trillion bond market for climate change solutions”, has developed the Climate Bond Standard and Certification Scheme, which sets requirements for both environmental and financial credentials of the bond.
What are the Benefits of Climate Bonds?
The third party certification of bonds aims to bring confidence to the market that the climate bond criteria are being observed, transparency to investors and interested parties, and avoidance of “green washing”.
Certification also helps investors in prioritising bonds that comply with their green investment policies, and provide assurance that proceeds are being properly used in the fight against global warming.
Climate Bonds: Why Choose Bureau Veritas?
Bureau Veritas is one of the approved CBI certification bodies, and to achieve that it has demonstrated that technical expertise and internal procedures are in place.
Bureau Veritas has in depth knowledge of technologies typically adopted by climate bonds eligible projects (solar and wind).
Bureau Veritas, has verified the first Certified Climate Bond in the UK, issued by solar financier Big60Million Ltd, whose proceeds will be used to refinance the cost of developing and constructing the 3.8MWp Willersey Solar Farm operating in Gloucestershire that was connected to grid in March last year.
Bureau Veritas has a global network of auditors that can certify your bond wherever the nominated projects/assets are located.
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