Green Bonds issuance was up 75 % during the first Q this year compared to year earlier. The rating agency Moody´s said that the issuance was totally 29,5 billion dollars during that time and one of the biggest issuers was France with the sovereign green bond.
The financing was mostly for renewable energy and energy efficiency during the first months of this year. The estimate for the whole year 2017 is the same, 120 billion dollars.
The global Green Bonds markets are expected to have more growth from Singapore, while the country´s Central Bank has launched a Green Bond Grant Scheme during this spring. This allows qualifying issuers to offset the expences of external review for Green Bonds. According to the Scheme, the offset is up to 66.000 euros per issuance.