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Government welcomes HKQAA's Green Finance Certification Scheme
     The Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA) today (January 3) announced the launch of its Green Finance Certification Scheme to provide third-party conformity assessments for green finance issuers.

     The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr James Lau, said, "We welcome the HKQAA's launch of its Green Finance Certification Scheme. Hong Kong places high priority on the development of green finance to support sustainable development and combat climate change.

     "The HKQAA has developed the Scheme with reference to a number of international and national standards on green finance. Two types of certificate are available - Green Finance Pre-issuance Stage Certification and Post-issuance Stage Certification. We are delighted to see that a number of enterprises have issued green bonds in different currencies in Hong Kong over the past year. We will continue to support the Scheme and encourage local, Mainland and overseas enterprises to make use of the Scheme and our capital markets for financing their green projects."
Ends/Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Issued at HKT 18:43
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