Von der Leyen bids to green the EIB

By Jean Comte
15 Jul 2019

Ursula von der Leyen has proposed setting up an EU sustainable investment plan and refocusing the European Investment Bank more around climate, in a list of written commitments sent to the bloc’s main political groups one day before she will be confirmed or rejected by the European Parliament as the next president of the European Commission.

The document, sent on Monday, employs strong wording on the climate transition, including a promise to “make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050”.

“Public finance will not be enough [to ensure climate neutrality by 2050]. We also need to tap into private finance by putting ...

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