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Transition Finance in the Debt Capital Market

The Climate Transition Finance Handbook (CTFH), published in 2020 by ICMA was arguably ahead of its time by identifying the need for organisation level disclosures and strategy to underpin an issuer’s transition related capital financing. It underlined the importance of the credibility of an issuer’s Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction strategy, commitments, and practices; while defining the goal of transition finance as realising the objectives of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. It characterises transition as an organisation-level challenge that can be translated into a key financing theme for both use-of-proceeds and sustainability-linked bonds. […]