EU reaches ‘milestone’ by agreeing on ‘green’ criteria for finance

By |december 5th, 2019|News, sustainable finance, Taxonomy|

MEPs and the Finnish presidency of the EU Council agreed on Thursday (5 December) on the taxonomy to determine what economic activities could be considered ‘green’, paving the way for channeling billions of euros into investments to fight against climate change.

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Paris, Berlin divided over nuclear’s recognition as green energy

By |november 27th, 2019|France, Franco-German relations, Germany, green investment label, News, sustainable finance, Taxonomy|

Although the EU Parliament voted to exclude nuclear power from obtaining the 'green label' in March and the Council voted to include regarding the EU's green taxonomy are still underway, France and Germany continue to clash over the labelling of nuclea...

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Banks taking only ‘superficial’ climate action, study reveals

By |november 11th, 2019|News, sustainable finance, Taxonomy|

Despite an explosion in green finance, banks have made only superficial changes to their lending practices, with fossil fuel funding going virtually unabated over the past years, according to a new report by Boston Common Asset Management released toda...

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Gas industry storms into EU green finance taxonomy debate

By |oktober 16th, 2019|biogas, biomethane, green gas, News, sustainable finance, Taxonomy|

Industry executives argue fossil gas should be considered green when it displaces coal in power generation, sparking fresh controversy around an upcoming EU sustainable finance taxonomy aimed at rewarding investments in clean technologies.

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Sustainable finance drive can help address EU’s political challenges

By |oktober 11th, 2019|EIB, European Investment Bank (EIB), News, sustainable finance, Taxonomy, Vladis Dombrovskis|

Sustainability and inclusivity have correctly been placed as guiding principles for Europe’s finance policy. The next few months – with decisions on the EIB and the start of a new European Commission – will be decisive in order to put those principles into action, writes Tom Jess.

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Practise what you preach: banks should endorse the sustainability practices they publicly support

By |oktober 7th, 2019|lobbying, News, sustainable finance, transparency, United Nations General Assembly|

Paul Tang questions why bank lobbyists are seeking to delay transparency measures that they have publicly endorsed.

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Council maintains nuclear as eligible for ‘green’ finance

By |september 25th, 2019|News, nuclear energy, sustainable finance|

EU ministers have decided not to exclude nuclear projects from being eligible for sustainable finance grants, despite the demands of a group of member states and the European Parliament.

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Sustainable financing may have its limits

By |september 25th, 2019|Degrowth, financial market, Germany, green financing, investment, News, sustainable finance, Taxonomy|

With an increasing number of investors being concerned about climate risks, they have started to push for sustainable business practices. Although they are showing more interest in protecting the environment, critics warn that such a "greening" of capi...

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Lagarde pledges to continue with Draghi’s loose monetary stance

By |september 4th, 2019|Christine Lagarde, cryptocurrency, ECB, European Parliament, libra, News, sustainable finance|

Christine Lagarde promised on Wednesday (4 September) to respond with “agility” to the looming financial and economic turbulences once she becomes the president of the European Central Bank in November, while confirming that the current loose monetary stance will continue for a “long period of time.”

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Human rights and green finance: friends or foes?

By |avgust 22nd, 2019|indigenous people's rights, News, sustainable finance, Taxonomy|

Policymakers currently discussing a 'taxonomy' for sustainable finance products at EU level often argue that the proposal already includes social and human rights safeguards. This is not true in the least, warn Eleni Choidas, Lis Cunha and Rachel Owens.

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