London/Beijing - December 5, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Climate Bonds Initiative and CECEP Hundred Technical Service (Beijing) Co. Ltd. have reached a consensus to join hands and promote green finance development in countries along the "Belt and Road".
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in Beijing yesterday is centered on the promotion of green finance in the Belt and Road countries. Both parties will contribute their expertise in the green industry and green finance to provide a full range of green advisory services to boost the greening process of the Belt and Road.
Cooperation between Climate Bonds Initiative and CECEP Hundred will revolve around the following:
1. Providing green policy and policy planning advisory service to developing countries along Belt and Road
2. Providing consultancy services to Chinese enterprises and institutions that invest in Belt and Road countries
3. Providing guidance on local green policies and help to identify green projects and provide policy recommendations on how to drive green development along the Belt and Road
Sean Kidney, CEO of Climate Bonds Initiative:
"China's Belt & Road Initiative is providing huge investment opportunities for green infrastructure projects. President Xi has emphasised that the BRI needs to be 'green' and so green bonds are expected to become a feature of the financing packages for these projects."
"We have recently seen major banks including China Development Bank, ICBC and Bank of China issuing green bonds to support green infrastructure in countries along the Belt and Road, and we hope to see more financial institutions and corporates to follow."
"The corporation with CECEP enables us to provide holistic support from policy advice, standard setting, and consultancy services. We look forward to facilitating the greening of Belt and Road with scale and speed."
CECEP Hundred Technical Service (Beijing) Co. Ltd. is a subsidiary of CECEP Consulting Co. Ltd. Climate Bonds Initiative and CECEP have already laid a firm foundation for cooperation. Both parties have actively exchanged and cooperated on the development of definitions and standards of green assets and projects.
CECEP has actively participated in a number of Climate Bonds industry based Technical Working Groups, developing the international Climate Bonds Standards criteria for hydropower, waste treatment, and biomass energy, sharing China's practices and in the green industry. Both parties also jointly developed the ChinaBond China Climate-Aligned Bond Index with China Central Depository & Clearing Co. Ltd. (CCDC) in September 2016.
Climate Bonds Contacts:
Head of Communications (London)
+44 (0)7506 270 943
Ivy Lau 刘欣欣
General Manager China Office (Hong Kong)
China mobile: +86 147 1565 1275
Hong Kong mobile: +852 6431 1275
About Climate Bonds Initiative:
The Climate Bonds Initiative is an investor-focused not-for-profit, promoting large-scale investment in the low-carbon economy.
It undertakes advocacy and outreach to inform and stimulate green bond markets, provides policy models and government advice, international development programs, market data and analysis and administers the Standards & Certification Scheme. For more information, please visit www.climatebonds.net.
About the CECEP:
CECEP Consulting Co. Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of China Energy Conservation and Environmental Protection Group specializing in environmental protection planning, consulting, monitoring and evaluation.
As a comprehensive advisory services provider, CECEP is engaged in energy saving policy research and planning for Government, major international environmental protection as well as project engineering and consulting. More information here.
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