Green Finance Developments in China

Trillions of dollars are necessary to finance the ambitious global goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, yet governments are only able to finance a fraction of what is necessary. It is essential, therefore, to develop free and fair regulatory structures, developed capital markets, and innovative financing structures to attract private capital to finance implementation of these goals.;xNLx;;xNLx;China has outlined plans to be a global leader in creating the necessary framework for green finance. In just three short years, China has made tremendous progress on developing a green bond market, launching a carbon exchange, and developing a green finance study group in the G20. Track the latest developments on China’s progress on our green finance timeline below.

2015-04-22 09:35:06

China Takes Serious Measures: The Green Finance Committee Established

2015-09-17 14:15:57

US-China Green Fund Launched

2015-09-21 00:47:25

Establishing China’s Green Financial System was Clearly Put Forward for the First Time

2015-10-29 00:47:25

China’s Overall Development Blueprint for the Coming Five Years Proposed to Promote Green Finance

2015-12-15 17:42:31

China Published the Green Bond Endorsed Project Catalogue

2016-01-14 11:28:19

China Established the Green Finance Study Group Under 2016 G20 Presidency

2016-08-31 09:35:06

China Issued Guidelines to Establish the Green Financial System

2016-09-05 16:36:59

China Took the Lead at G20 and Released a Report to Accelerate the Mobilization of Green Finance

2017-04-24 09:35:06

China Released Guidance on Promoting the Green Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Investment

2017-05-14 09:35:06

China Encouraged Eco-Environmental Protection Cooperation along Belt and Road (BRI)

2017-06-14 16:50:08

China Set up Pilot Zones for Green Finance

2017-09-05 16:50:08

China Launched Initiative to Greener Foreign Investment

2017-09-11 09:35:06

Beijing Built a Green Finance System

2017-09-12 09:35:06

China Development Bank (CDB) Green Bond Retailed to the Public for the First Time

2017-09-28 11:36:48

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Issued Inaugural Belt and Road Green Climate Bond

2017-11-10 09:05:28

US-China Fund and China Beijing Environmental Exchange Set up Billions of Low-Carbon Funds in Xiong’an

2017-11-11 14:22:54

China and EU Launched the White Paper to Improve Unified Green Finance Definitions and Standards

2017-12-05 12:41:28

China Fintech Database Released

2017-12-05 14:22:54

Beijing Held 5th China Social Investment Forum (SIF) Annual Conference

2017-12-07 08:42:09

Tsinghua Fintech Research Institute Established

2018-01-16 08:46:15

2017 China Green Bond Market Development and Future Prospects Released

2018-01-17 17:26:38

MEE and All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce supported private enterprises by developing green finance

2018-01-18 17:26:38

China and Germany strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the field of green finance

2018-01-24 15:00:26

Liu He Elaborated on China‘s Economic Policy at Davos Forum

2018-03-13 14:20:57

Chinese Government Reshuffled at the 13th National People's Conference

2018-03-28 14:20:57

China Promoted Hong Kong-Based Green Finance Development and Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Construction

2018-04-10 14:20:57

President Xi Delivered Keynote Speech at Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018

2018-05-19 11:09:19

Xi Jinping's Thoughts on Ecological Civilization delivered at the National Ecology and Environmental Protection Conference

2018-05-21 00:00:00

China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) Vowed More Support for Green Finance Development

2018-05-21 14:20:57

China Established the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Green Finance Capacity Building Platform

2018-06-01 11:09:19

People's Bank of China (PBOC) Began Accepting Green Bonds and Green Loans as Medium-term Lending Facility (MLF) Collaterals

2018-06-06 14:03:39

The Global Fintech Hub Index Launched

2018-06-13 01:34:24

ISO accelerates the formulation of international standards on environmental finance

2018-06-13 14:03:39

Investment Along BRI Reached over $60 Billion

2018-06-16 01:34:24

China unveils guideline to win battle against pollution

2018-07-12 01:34:24

“Green Investment Guidelines (Trial)” issued for comments

2018-07-17 01:34:24

Huzhou launched China’s first local green finance standards

2018-07-22 01:34:24

Initiative of Sustainable Finance listed in the communique of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting

2018-07-27 01:34:24

The PBOC conducted Evaluation of Green Credit Performance in Banking Industry

2018-08-15 01:34:24

Shanghai Stock Exchange issued Q&A on green asset backed securities

2018-09-05 14:15:57

The PBOC released China Green Finance Progress Report (2017)

2018-09-21 09:35:06

HK Green Finance Association was officially launched

2018-10-16 09:35:06

Leading U.S. and Chinese Thinktanks Sign MoU on Green Finance

2018-11-06 09:35:06

GFLP hosted Seminar on Policy Frameworks for Sustainable Finance

2018-11-08 09:35:06

International Green Finance Forum held in Beijing

2018-11-10 09:35:06

AMAC launched Green Investment Guidelines

2018-11-25 09:35:06

The Green Development Summit of the 15th Global Annual Conference of International Finance Forum (IFF) was held successfully

2018-11-30 09:35:06

China and UK jointly issued “Green Investment Principles for the Belt and Road”

2018-12-04 09:35:06

The Green Finance Committee of China Society for Finance and Banking and European Investment Bank released a white paper titled "The Need for a Common Language in Green Finance "

2018-12-07 09:35:06

China Green Bond Standard Committee was established

Green Finance Developments in China

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