Expectations for Issuance and Investment of Green Bonds in Japan

The number of green bonds issued in Japan has been increasing, and the total annual amount of green bonds issued exceeded 1 trillion yen in 2020. In order to achieve "carbon neutrality" and "SDGs", it is essential to promote more private funds to green projects through instruments such as Green Bonds.

Issuance of Green Bonds by Japanese Companies and Other Entities

An Illustration:Issuance of Green Bonds by Japanese Companies and Other Entities
  • As of November 7, 2022
  • Exchange rates: USD1=JPY110, EUR1=JPY135, AUD1=JPY90
  • Source: Created by the Ministry of the Environment based on websites of the issuers
  • * This database is not screened by the Ministry of the Environment and is compiled based on the labeling declared by issuers and financial institutions.

Issuance of Sustainability Bonds by Japanese Companies and Other Entities

An Illustration:Issuance of Sustainability Bonds by Japanese Companies and Other Entities
  • As of November 7, 2022
  • Exchange rates: USD1=JPY110, EUR1=JPY135, AUD1=JPY90
  • Source: Created by the Ministry of the Environment based on websites of the issuers
  • * This database is not screened by the Ministry of the Environment and is compiled based on the labeling declared by issuers and financial institutions.

Issuance of Green Bonds and Sustainability Bonds by Japanese Companies and Other Entities

An Illustration:Issuance of Green Bonds and Sustainability Bonds by Japanese Companies and Other Entities
  • As of November 7, 2022
  • Exchange rates: USD1=JPY110, EUR1=JPY135, AUD1=JPY90
  • Source: Created by the Ministry of the Environment based on websites of the issuers
  • * This database is not screened by the Ministry of the Environment and is compiled based on the labeling declared by issuers and financial institutions.

Overseas Market Status

Green bond issuances have been incrasing globally, reflecting developments such as the global uptake of ESG investment.

Global Trends of Green Bonds Issuance Amount

An Illustration:Global Trends of Green Bonds Issuance Amount
  • Source: Created by the Ministry of the Environment based on data on the CBI “Climate Bonds Partner Zone” database on October 24, 2022.

Green Bond Issuance by Region

An Illustration:Green Bond Issuance by Reigion
  • Source: Created by the Ministry of the Environment based on data on the CBI Initiative “Climate Bonds Partner Zone” database on October 24, 2022.

Green Bonds Issuance by Use of Proceeds

An Illustration:Green Bonds Issuance by Use of Proceeds (2017 and 2018)
  • Source: Created by the Ministry of the Environment based on data on the CBI Initiative “Interactive Data Platform as of end 2021” database on May 9, 2022.

Global Trends of Sustainability Bonds Issuance Amount

An Illustration: Global Trends of Sustainability Bonds Issuance Amount
  • Source: Environmental Finance (2022) database, based on dataset on October 25, 2022.
  • *The amount of issuance for sustainability bonds totals the issuance amount of bonds labeled as such in the Environmental Finance database. Environmental Finance does not have its own screening criteria but rather aims to track and include all self-labelled bonds. Issuance date is based on the settlement date as indicated in said database.

Sustainability Bond Issuance by Region

An Illustration: Sustainability Bond Issuance by Region
  • Source: Environmental Finance (2022) database, based on dataset on October 25, 2022
  • *The amount of issuance for sustainability bonds totals the issuance amount of bonds labeled as such in the Environmental Finance database. Environmental Finance does not have its own screening criteria but rather aims to track and include all self-labelled bonds. Issuance date is based on the settlement date as indicated in said database.