Experts Roundtable: Towards a Common Understanding in The Green Bond Market

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Beijing, China
02/11/2018

Experts Roundtable: Towards a Common Understanding in The Green Bond Market


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Experts Roundtable: Towards a Common Understanding in The Green Bond Market


2 November 2018, Beijing

On November 2nd of 2018, GIZ and the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) Research Bureau co-hosted the expert roundtable Towards a Common Understanding in The Green Bond Market in Beijing, with the technical support of SEB, China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection (CECEP) Consulting and CICERO. During this multi-stakeholder event, leading international and domestic green bond experts shared their profound knowledge and hands-on technical expertise to foster the mutual learning and dialogue on the pillars that constitute a robust green bond framework. A harmonized definition of the green bond was at the heart of this roundtable. The expert discussion focused on the identification and discussion of current approaches and gaps in Chinese green finance frameworks. This exchange has enhanced the general understanding of domestic and international efforts aiming to harmonize “green” definitions and standards. Furthermore, under the session “How to Keep Up the Momentum for Green Bonds”, the participants reflected on the most recent and upcoming developments, including incentives, innovative products and practices that drive a sustainable market growth. Last but not least, the roundtable showcased a pioneering blockchain technology – the Green Assets Wallet – that delivers a technical solution to enhancing transparency and accountability in the green debt market.

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