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Euronext is launching a new initiative aimed at encouraging issuers to list their “green bonds” on the exchange.

The new Euronext Green Bonds initiative gives issuers opportunities to list bonds that finance their environmental and sustainability projects, and gives investors a dedicated area to participate in sustainable investments.

To be eligible for inclusion, bonds must be listed on a Euronext market, must comply with industry standards such as ICMA Green Bond Principles or the Climate Bond Initiative, and must have an independent third-party review confirming their green credentials.

“As a leading market infrastructure, accelerating the global transition to a low-carbon economy is one key element of Euronext’s new strategic plan,” said Stephane Boujnah, CEO of Euronext, in a statement.