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BIS turns to blockchain to drive a new type of green bond, Why China’s energy transition is so difficult, and more

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BIS turns to blockchain to drive a new type of green bond

By Lewis McLellan

Blockchain, thanks to bitcoin’s proof of work consensus mechanism, does not have the best reputation for protecting the environment, but the Bank for International Settlements’ Innovation Hub is working on a new framework for green bonds that makes use of the technology. The concept rests on a product it calls mitigation outcome interest.

 Why China’s energy transition is so difficult
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By Chunping Xie
Since the power crunch in September 2021, the Chinese government’s stance on coal appears to have changed, emphasising energy security as the top priority and recognising that coal is still a key energy source that has to be replaced by renewables gradually. 
 
 MEETINGS 
Interoperability: Making CBDCs fully operational
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Friday 29 April, Roundtable
Exploration of CBDC has accelerated, with 86% of central banks researching the technology. While consensus is emerging, much has yet to be explored, including the roles of intermediaries, fragmentation and interoperability. 
 
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Integrating ESG risks into investment frameworks
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Xinting Jia, ESG investment strategist, APAC, State Street Global Advisors, joins Emma McGarthy, head of OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute, to discuss the methods and tools investors use when integrating ESG factors into their decisions and delve into the metrics that should be used to assess risks. 
 
 Forging the path to international standards in sustainable finance
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OMFIF has joined forces with Luxembourg for Finance to consider what is required for the standardisation of sustainable finance. Taking insight from interviews with experts across the financial sector and real economy, this report explores the latest developments in taxonomy regulation and reporting frameworks.

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