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December 2020

Essentials for Setting Science-based Targets in the Transition Towards A Low-carbon Economy

Science-based targets initiative (SBTi) offers a plethora of advantages over incremental GHG reduction targets for businesses and importantly, assists companies to identify and promote innovative approaches to setting ambitious and meaningful corporate GHG reduction targets consistent with the best available climate science.

August 2020

The People’s Bank of China and other two ministries solicit public opinions on the “Catalogue of Green Bond Endorsed Projects”

On May 29, 2020, the People's Bank of China, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the China Securities Regulatory Commission solicited public opinions on the drafting of the "Catalogue of Green Bond Endorsed Projects (2020 Edition)". The new Catalogue is of paramount importance to the sustainable economic and social development, and industrial green transformation and upgrading.

Notice of the General Office of the National Development and Reform Commission on organising the construction of green industry demonstration bases

In order to promote the development of green industries, the General Office of the National Development and Reform Commission recently issued the "Notice on Organising the Construction of Green Industry Demonstration Bases." The notice proposes that a group of industrial parks will be selected for the construction of green industry demonstration bases. It is aimed that, by 2025, the construction of green industry demonstration bases will make phased progress and cultivate a group of leading green industry enterprises.

HKEX opens a new exchange “STAGE” to build a database of sustainable and green financial products

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited announced that it plans to establish a sustainable and green exchange named "STAGE". It is described as Asia’s first sustainable financial information platform. It aims to establish a bond and exchange traded product (ETP) information database within the year, covering sustainability bonds, green bonds and social bonds listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and other ESG-related ETPs.

Essentials for Setting Science-based Targets in the Transition Towards A Low-carbon Economy

Science-based targets initiative (SBTi) offers a plethora of advantages over incremental GHG reduction targets for businesses and importantly, assists companies to identify and promote innovative approaches to setting ambitious and meaningful corporate GHG reduction targets consistent with the best available climate science.

The People’s Bank of China and other two ministries solicit public opinions on the “Catalogue of Green Bond Endorsed Projects”

On May 29, 2020, the People's Bank of China, the National Development and Reform Commission, and the China Securities Regulatory Commission solicited public opinions on the drafting of the "Catalogue of Green Bond Endorsed Projects (2020 Edition)". The new Catalogue is of paramount importance to the sustainable economic and social development, and industrial green transformation and upgrading.

Notice of the General Office of the National Development and Reform Commission on organising the construction of green industry demonstration bases

In order to promote the development of green industries, the General Office of the National Development and Reform Commission recently issued the "Notice on Organising the Construction of Green Industry Demonstration Bases." The notice proposes that a group of industrial parks will be selected for the construction of green industry demonstration bases. It is aimed that, by 2025, the construction of green industry demonstration bases will make phased progress and cultivate a group of leading green industry enterprises.

HKEX opens a new exchange “STAGE” to build a database of sustainable and green financial products

The Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited announced that it plans to establish a sustainable and green exchange named "STAGE". It is described as Asia’s first sustainable financial information platform. It aims to establish a bond and exchange traded product (ETP) information database within the year, covering sustainability bonds, green bonds and social bonds listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and other ESG-related ETPs.

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