Sustainable Investment Policies in Europe: An Infographic
Nov 29, 2017
Sustainable investment has demonstrated significant growth in Europe in recent years, with national governments and the EU introducing policies to facilitate the uptake of sustainable finance. There remain a number of challenges to scale up investment in low carbon innovation, with an extra 177 billion euros needed in Europe annually from 2021 onwards to reach the 2030 climate and energy goals.
How are the EU and European national policy-makers encouraging the uptake of sustainable investment?
A sneak peak at the facts...
- The French Article 173 is 1st law in the world to ask institutional investors to report on the integration of both physical risks and ‘transition’ risks caused by climate change on their activities and assets.
- The High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance report is to be published in 2018 developing a policy roadmap to align Europe’s capital markets with sustainability objectives.
- The Europe 2020 Project Bond Initiative led by the European Investment Bank with the European Commission supports capital market financing of projects and promotes increasing the use of green bond financing at the project level.
This infographic is brought to you by Climate Action, which will be holding the Sustainable Investment Forum Europe on 13 March 2018 in Paris, France. This event will gather decision-makers from the investment community, European and national governments, think tanks and NGOs to discuss ways to accelerate low carbon investment in Europe.