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.

Technical Working Groups

Technical Working Groups consisting of key experts from academia, international agencies, industry and NGOs, develop eligibility criteria for each low-carbon investment area.

Working Groups are responsible for:

  1. Drafting a research brief that identifies the key issues and investment opportunities for the sector
  2. Develop a discussion paper that reflects the technical working group process with proposed eligibility criteria for the key investment areas within the sector;
  3. Making final recommendations about eligibility criteria to the Standards Board.

Technical Working Groups are established for each criteria and are detailed on the relevant webpage for each sector criteria. As new criteria begin to be developed, new TWG's are formed.  Please contact the Climate Bonds Initiative if you are interested in contributing to these efforts for criteria listed on the 'sector criteria available soon' webpage.