Danish DMO advances strippable green bonds

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By Burhan Khadbai, Jon Hay
05 Dec 2019

Denmark’s government debt management office has formally proposed issuing green bonds in which the green element can be stripped off and traded separately — something that would be a world first, and would ask difficult questions of the green bond market. The DMO said investors had welcomed the idea.

In June Denmark’s prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, announced one of the world’s most ambitious climate targets — to cut emissions by 70% from 1990 levels by 2030.

Danmarks Nationalbank, the central bank, which houses the DMO, published a statement on Thursday afternoon, saying that DN and the Ministry ...

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