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Victoria’s state Labor government has become the first government in Australia to issue its own green bonds, with the launch of a triple-A rated $300 million issuance to finance a range of new and existing low-carbon projects.

The Victorian Green Bonds, issued by the Treasury Corporation of Victoria (TCV) on Monday and fully subscribed in just over 24 hours, are also the first state or federal government-issued bonds anywhere in the world to receive international Climate Bond Certification.

Read the full Neweconomy article here.

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