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NEWS & EVENTS
28 July 2022

The Webinar on “Launch of the Technical Handbook on Issuing Sustainable Municipal Bonds in South Africa” was organised on Thursday 28 July April 2022, 8.00 am – 9.30am UCT, 10.00am – 11.30 am SAST and 11.00am – 12.30 am EAT. The Handbook aims to help South African Municipalities to determine whether a Sustainable Bond is a suitable tool for financing their climate change and environmental projects. It provides decision-making guidance and outlines a step-by step process of preparing for, issuing and managing a Sustainable Bond.

The handbook has been developed with support from the UNDP - UNEP Poverty-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals, and the International Climate Initiative (IKI) project Green Economy Transformation implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), UNEP on behalf of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV), in cooperation with the South African Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, UNEP South Africa, and the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE).

The webinar was attended by about 74 participants and featured interventions by representatives of UNEP, GIZ, Department of Forestry, Fisheries & Environment of South Africa, National Treasury of South Africa and UNDP South Africa.

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