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The Chief Executive

All Authorized Institutions

Dear Sir/Madam, The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) today released a discussion paper

titled “Prototype of a Green Classification Framework for Hong Kong” to outline

our current thinking on local green classification framework (i.e. taxonomy) and

seek to gather feedback from stakeholders on its development and application.

To increase transparency and enable consistent policy making on green finance,

the Green and Sustainable Finance Cross-Agency Steering Group (CASG)1 has

been working to explore developing a green classification framework for adoption

in the local market, with a view to facilitating easy navigation across the Common

Ground Taxonomy (CGT) 2 , Mainland China’s and the European Union’s

taxonomies. The HKMA has commissioned an external consultant, Climate

Bonds Initiative, to develop a prototype of such a framework to demonstrate our

approach and facilitate discussion with stakeholders. Details of the prototype as well as our intended way forward could be found in the

discussion paper which is enclosed with this circular 3. We are inviting your

institution to share with us any views in relation to the prototype and the questions

raised in the paper by 30 June 2023 via the channels as provided at the end of the


Should you have any questions, please contact Mr Willy Mak (2878-1219) or

Mr Roy Chan (2878-8717).

Yours faithfully,

Daryl Ho

Executive Director (Banking Policy)


1 Established in May 2020, the CASG is co-chaired by the HKMA and the Securities and Futures Commission. Members include the Environment and Ecology Bureau, Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Insurance Authority and the Mandatory Provident

Fund Schemes Authority. The Steering Group aims to coordinate the management of climate and environmental risks to the financial sector, accelerate the growth of green and sustainable finance in Hong Kong and support the Government’s climate strategies.

2 The International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF) undertook an in-depth comparison exercise between the European Union and Mainland China’s taxonomies and put forward the commonality in the CGT. In November 2021, the IPSF published the CGT Instruction Report and consulted stakeholders on the CGT activities’ table. In June 2022, the IPSF published the updated version of both documents. 3 Discussion paper: Annex:



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