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Green bond issuance soared to $185bn in 2019, report reveals

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Global green bond issuance last year reached an all-time high in terms of both individual bonds issued and collective value issued, global law firm Linklaters has concluded.

The analysis covers green bonds issued by businesses, financials, governments and government bodies

According to Linklaters’ latest annual green bond analysis, based on data from Thompson Reuters, 479 green bonds were issued by companies, governments and financial organisations in 2019, up from 382 in 2018.

The collective value of green bonds issued in 2019 was $185.6bn (£141.7bn), compared to $142.4 (£108.8) the year prior.

Linklaters’ analysis covers all bonds specifically created to fund projects that deliver environmental benefits in terms of emissions, resources, waste or habitats. It has been conducted annually since 2015, when just

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