The Paris Agreement on climate change and the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations were key milestones on the road towards an energy-efficient, low-carbon economy in Europe.
According to the International Energy Agency, the full implementation of the Paris Agreement will require $13.5 trillion of investment in energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies. This is why capital markets will play an essential role in mobilising the much-needed investments for the transition to a green economy.
At EU level, a High Level Expert Group on sustainable finance was launched in October 2016, as part of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) initiative launched by the European Commission.
EURACTIV organised a workshop to discuss the role of sustainable finance in meeting the EU’s climate and environment objectives.
– What legislative measures can help boost sustainable investment opportunities?
– What is the role of insurers in the transformation towards more sustainable investment?
– How can consumers be encouraged to invest their savings and pensions in sustainable solutions?
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