The Climate Bonds Standard and Certification Scheme is a labelling scheme for bonds and loans. Rigorous scientific criteria ensure that bonds and loans with Certification, are consistent with the 2 degrees Celsius warming limit in the Paris Agreement. The Scheme is used globally by bond issuers, governments, investors and the financial markets to prioritise investments which genuinely contribute to addressing climate change.

Public Consultation

All of the Climate Bonds Standard sector specific eligibility criteria are subject to a period of public consultation before they are available for certifying bonds. During public consultation, we welcome comments on the drafts so that we can produce a standard that the market accepts.

There are currently no new criteria out for public review


The following criteria will be available for review in the near future:

  • New Buildings criteria (Q2 2023)
  • Hydrogen Transport & Storage criteria (Q2/Q3 2023)


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