[Climate Bonds] Invitation: 3 July 4-6pm London, Climate Bonds roundtable w. Peggy Liu on the Chinese govt & China’s cleantech market – how it really works

Time: 4pm-6pm, Tuesday 3 July 2012
Venue: Shearman & Sterling, Broadgate West, 9 Appold Street, London, EC2A 2AP

JUCCCE (Joint US-China Collaboration for Clean Energy) chairperson and co-founder, Peggy Liu, is a renowned expert on China’s renewables market. She was a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment in 2008, a WEF Young Global Leader in 2009, and a “top 25 innovative business leaders” of China Business News Weekly 2012.

She will talk about ”The Chinese government & China’s cleantech market – how it really works”.

RSVP is essential so we can have your name with front door security.

Teleconference facilities will be available – please let me know and I’ll send you details.

Background

China has begun developing a domestic securities market as a conscious part of the evolution of its financial system, but it’s a work-in-progress. Just last week the China Securities Regulatory Commission advertised in the Economist for “partners for strategic collaboration” to promote “sustainable growth of capital markets”. Green bonds are part of the story, with four provinces so far explicitly licensed by the Government to pilot “environmental bonds“.

The Climate Bonds Initiative is working with the JUCCCE to develop training programmes for chinese provincial and city leaders about issuing climate bonds, to fund renewables, energy efficiency and other climate related projects. We hope to deliver the first training in September/October this year.

Understanding the close relationship between government and renewables opportunities in China is, of course, essential to considering such investments.

Webinar alert: we are also planning a (free) webinar about our recent with HSBC on Bonds and Climate Change ($174 billion, etc). It’ll be in the same week as Peggy’s talk. There’ll be two times, one for US and Europe time zones, and another for Asian and Australian time zones. Let me know if you’re interested.

See the rest at http://climatebonds.net/2012/06/peggy-liu/

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