Climate Bonds

The Climate Change Working Group of NSFM has been working over the past months with various experts, institutional investors, academics, lawyers and NGOs to develop ideas for Climate Bonds to fund the transition to a low-carbon economy that is imperative in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. The enclosed draft develops a number of models by which Climate Bonds could be structured. The goal is to provide investible products offering long-term, secure returns to pension funds while also leveraging government investment and support with private resources to provide the scale of capital necessary for the needed transformation in energy efficiency, energy production, agriculture and forestry. NSFM participants and others interested in becoming involved in this project should send an e-mail to contact@sustainablefinancialmarkets.net .

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