Transition Plans - an overview of best practices

27 July 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm JST

We are living in a pivotal time for action. Countries and entities with the highest emissions will need to take ambitious action to reinvent or reimagine themselves, by planning and implementing new pathways that have greenhouse gas (GHG) management and climate resilience at the core of their goals. By maintaining these pathways, economies can thrive under challenging conditions.

In that line of thought, the transition concept has recently emerged. In broad terms, this concept refers to the change that countries and entities need to make from today’s high greenhouse gas emissions to levels commensurate with meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. Transition plans can help entities map out how the transition to a low carbon future can be achieved and build trust between issuers and investors as entities show commitment to a just transition.

Japan has been leading the field in the transition agenda, with governmental bodies and entities taking steps to show their dedication to transition. With this in mind, this webinar will take a closer look at the Japanese transition bond market and existing Japanese transition plans, using the five hallmarks and sector criteria to provide participants with a framework and reference to better understand these plans. The webinar will highlight the potential opportunities to facilitate a more credible and ambitious transition from today’s high GHG emissions to meeting global goals like the Paris Agreement.

The ‘Transition Plans - an overview of best practices’ webinar is intended for professionals who have a certain level of awareness of the sustainable finance agenda and at least a basic grounding of fixed income markets. Due to the comprehensive nature of this programme, it is well suited to serve individuals who aim at broadening their knowledge on the transition space and sustainable finance worldwide, including, but not limited to, investors, asset managers, research analysts, bond issuers & structures, sustainability teams, public sector officials, consultancies, external review service providers, legal teams, think tanks, academia, and many more.

Webinar Methodology and Approach
・Webinar format: 1.5 hours of content delivered online (Live Virtual via Microsoft Teams); 16:00-17:00 Lecture and 17:00-17:30 Q&A
・Trainers: climate finance specialists will deliver the webinar
・Material: Climate Bonds Initiative provides participants with all webinar materials and presentations
・Language: webinar materials and communication are bilingual in English and Japanese. The course will be delivered in English with Japanese interpretation

Event Details

27 July 2023 4:00pm - 5:30pm JST

Online(Microsoft Teams)

English / Japanese
(Simultaneous interpretation)

Climate Bonds Initiative Training Team
[email protected] 

Presentation Materials

Transition Plans - an overview of best practices

16:00 - 17:00
Sabine Laurent
Senior Analyst of the Climate Bonds Initiative
Matthew MacGeoch
Transition Analyst of the Climate Bonds Initiative
17:00 - 17:30 Q&A