The third runway at Hong Kong International Airport. The environmental benefits from projects funded by the AA’s green bond will be “more than offset” by greater carbon emissions from more flights and the biodiversity risk from a new runway, Reclaim Finance says. Photo: Winson Wong
The third runway at Hong Kong International Airport. The environmental benefits from projects funded by the AA’s green bond will be “more than offset” by greater carbon emissions from more flights and the biodiversity risk from a new runway, Reclaim Finance says. Photo: Winson Wong

Sustainable finance: ‘greenwashing’ concerns raised as Hong Kong airport floats US$4 billion bonds package to fund growth, decarbonisation

  • Paris-based climate campaigner Reclaim Finance calls on investors not to participate in issuance to avoid ‘greenwashing and reputational risks’
  • AA earmarks proceeds from the green tranche for funding decarbonisation and climate-change adaptation projects

Knowledge |   China and climate change
The third runway at Hong Kong International Airport. The environmental benefits from projects funded by the AA’s green bond will be “more than offset” by greater carbon emissions from more flights and the biodiversity risk from a new runway, Reclaim Finance says. Photo: Winson Wong
The third runway at Hong Kong International Airport. The environmental benefits from projects funded by the AA’s green bond will be “more than offset” by greater carbon emissions from more flights and the biodiversity risk from a new runway, Reclaim Finance says. Photo: Winson Wong
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