Green bonds may have a credibility issue, but they are the most direct way to finance green projects, says Maarten Biermans, head of sustainable capital markets for Dutch finance giant Rabobank. He tells Eco-Business why responsible investing is gaining the upper hand.
China’s pioneering practices in the green bond market has made it a leader in the field and holds lessons for other countries, says expert Sean Kidney at this year’s Macao International Environment Co-operation Forum & Exhibition.
Fernando Cabrera –
The South American country wants to expand the role of natural gas in the economy in "supporting transitions towards lower-emission energy systems"—but has ignored the environmental impacts of fracking.
and Magali Delmas –
Greenwashing can take many forms, including companies that use their political clout to block green regulations while preaching the message of conservation. Tom Lyon and Magali Delmas explain why corporate political transparency is key.
While the US$379 million promised for investment in the protection of the Great Barrier Reef seems promising, Blair Palese of 350.org reveals how the government's latest budget prioritises fossil fuels instead.