Training event

Webinar on “Green Bond Basics”

Organizer(s) United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Office in Incheon for Northeast Asia and Global Education and Training Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) Climate Bonds Initiative



Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has joined the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030), a 10-year long initiative, together with other collaborators to strengthen the resilience of cities around the world.  

This webinar aims to unlock the basics about green bonds and how they can be used to finance climate and resilience actions and promote sustainable development. It is open to those interested to start the journey in climate finance and learn more about financing solutions for climate change. 










Justine Leigh-Bell

Deputy CEO & Director of Market Development, Climate Bonds Initiative


Presentation content


  • Introduction
  • What is a Green Bond? 
  • Types of Green Bonds 
  • Issuance Process of a Bond labelled Green
  • Green Bond History
  • Green Bonds market now
  • Who issues Green Bonds
  • Who buys Green Bonds
  • Benefits of Green Bonds
  • Green Bond and Climate Finance
  • Green Bonds meeting the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Climate Bonds Initiative
  • Q&A


Expected outcomes


  • An understanding of the concept of green bonds and where they sit within the sustainable finance market
  • An overview of the different types of green bonds and the basics steps of their labelling and issuance process
  • A brief analysis of the history of green bonds and the current state of this market
  • An overview of green bonds’ issuers, investors and the main benefits perceived by these two actors as well as the systemic benefits of debt instruments labelled green
  • An understanding of how green bonds can be a tool to tackle climate change and how they meet the SDGs


About Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)


The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) role is in outreach to inform and stimulate the market, working closely with core stakeholders through market and policy research, offering a partnership program with governments, investors and issuers offering support through capacity-building and other activities. 

CBI's work involves: 

  • supporting governments and corporates to develop sustainable finance strategies and plans aligning policy with industry innovation and institutional finance towards the transition to low carbon and climate-resilient economy
  • providing market data and intelligence and market development analysis 
  • supplying assurance mechanisms for investors raising the integrity and credibility on the new debt instruments that support climate change

For the last decade, CBI has been a world’s leading organization working to mobilize the largest capital market of all, the USD100 trillion global bond market, for climate change solutions.


About the UNDRR Global Education and Training Institute (UNDRR GETI)


UNDRR GETI was established in 2010 to develop a new cadre of professionals in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation to build disaster resilient societies.

GETI has a global mandate to provide capacity building support to mainstream disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation into sustainable development; convene and support inter-city learning to strengthen resilience (Making Cities Resilient); and to provide capacity building and best practice sharing support to national training institutions working on resilience issues.

Based in Incheon, the Republic of Korea, UNDRR GETI is also a global secretariat of the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030).


About the Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030)


Is your city resilient? Does its resilience help its citizens to prosper and flourish?

Join other cities on a pathway to resilience – making the city safer, preventing risks and promoting innovation and investments.  

Making Cities Resilient 2030 (MCR2030) is a unique cross-stakeholder initiative for improving local resilience through advocacy, sharing knowledge and experiences, establishing mutually reinforcing city-to-city learning networks, injecting technical expertise, connecting multiple layers of government and building partnerships. 

Through delivering a clear 3-stage roadmap to urban resilience, providing tools, access to knowledge and monitoring and reporting tools, MCR2030 will support cities on their journey to reduce risk and build resilience. 

MCR2030 aims to ensure cities become inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030, contributing directly to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG11) “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, and other global frameworks including the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Paris Agreement and the New Urban Agenda. 

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Event Date & Time

Date: 24 March 2021 (Wed)
Time: 9:00 London | 10:00 Geneva | 11:00 Cairo | 12:00 Nairobi | 16:00 Bangkok | 18:00 Incheon
Duration: 2 hours


Event Language


English with simultaneous interpretation in Arabic




  • United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) Global Education and Training Institute (GETI)
  • The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI)


For more information:
UNDRR Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) at


Disclaimer: For the purpose of this event, CBI and UNDRR procures the services of Zoom Video Communications, Inc., an external service provider. Registration for this webinar is supported by the Zoom registration mechanism and does not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities



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