Basic Guidelines on Climate Transition Finance

Last updated: 5 July 2021
The Government of Japan has published Basic Guidelines on Climate Transition Finance to promote investment in the low-carbon transition, thereby supporting the goal to become a carbon-neutral society by 2050. The guidelines intend to promote the spread of climate transition financing and increase its credibility. Climate transition finance focuses not only on individual projects that require funding, but also evaluates the project operators' "transition strategies" towards decarbonisation, as well as the strategy's reliability and transparency.The guidelines contain four elements:- Transition strategy and governance- Business model environmental materiality- Science-based strategy- Implementation transparency

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