Webinar series: Government bonds issuance to support national green programmes

The second theme of the Center of Excellence in Green Transition for the Western Balkans (CEGT) sustainable finance webinar was green government bond issuance as a way to attract private investors. The energy transition cannot be fully achieved solely from public funds, it is necessary to involve private sources of funding as well.

CEO Zoltán Kurali of Hungary’s Government Debt Management Agency outlined in his presentation that large-scale investments needed to achieve climate neutrality require the development of a well-developed strategy at sovereign level. He then presented several exemplary Hungarian projects as well as the highly successful green bonds issued by the Hungarian state, which attracted a great deal of interest around the world and there was a multiple demand for their subscription from the investors’ side.

The presentation is available in English here.

The webinar series continues, our next session will be on April 21, titled Green Bond Issuance at the National and Municipal Levels to Support a Just Transition.

The CEGT is a partnership between Hungary’s Western Balkans Green Center and the Energy Community Secretariat with the professional support of the National Bank of Hungary.


Széchényi 2020