Green Bonds Are in High Demand, But Are They a Better Deal?

Read the full story from Governing.

States and localities spend billions on infrastructure every year. Going forward, Christiana Figueres, the former United Nations climate chief, wants them to pay for it “whenever applicable” with green bonds — an emerging way of financing projects with clear and measurable environmental benefits.

The push by Figueres is part of a new initiative called the “green bonds pledge” to ensure that all infrastructure built from now on is climate-resilient and low carbon. In her address at a Climate Bonds Initiative event in London earlier this year, Figueres promised the governments and corporations taking the pledge that “a wealth of opportunity will be unlocked.”

But opportunity for who?

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