OIES Podcast – Financing the Energy Transition: The Role, Opportunities and Challenges of Green Bonds
Green Bonds have experienced a massive growth in the recent years and have received growing attention following the Paris Agreement. In this podcast David Ledesma talks to Andrea Maino, Research Fellow at the OIES, about his recent paper “Financing the Energy Transition: The Role, Opportunities and Challenges of Green Bonds” that was published by the Institute on the middle of February 2022. In the podcast Andrea discusses the role of green bonds in channeling capital towards the energy transition and the role and opportunities of green bonds for issuers in attracting a more stable investor base and potentially raising cheaper financing. Andrea also notes that, fueled by the uptake of the market, several policy and regulatory initiatives have emerged, with the EU representing one of the most active jurisdictions. Finally, other transition finance instruments are discussed such as Sustainability Linked Bonds and Sustainability/Social Bonds for their contribution for hard-to-abate sectors and for a “Just” transition.