ADB Green and Blue Bonds
The Green Bond program enables ADB to support its developing member countries seeking to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to the consequences of climate change, whilst delivering environmentally sustainable growth to help reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
The Green Bond portfolio specifically targets projects that promote the transition to low carbon and climate resilient growth as set out in the ADB Green Bond Framework.
Asia and the Pacific depend on healthy and resilient oceans for disaster resilience, food security, and livelihoods. Healthy oceans also drive economies through fisheries and aquaculture. However, climate change, overfishing, pollution and unsustainable development have pushed our oceans to the brink of collapse. In order to address the growing funding gap required to protect and restore ocean health, global markets need to systematically change. Blue bonds encourage that shift by increasing the amount of capital that can be invested in oceans to finance solutions at scale.