New Commission boss pledges €1tr of sustainable finance

By Jean Comte
17 Jul 2019

After her narrowly passed confirmation vote in the European Parliament on Tuesday evening, new European Commission head Ursula von der Leyen is set to establish a sustainable investment plan and to green the European Investment Bank.

“I want Europe to become the first climate-neutral continent in the world by 2050,” said von der Leyen in a speech delivered on Tuesday morning at the parliament. “This increase of ambition will need investment on a major scale. Public money will not be enough. I ...

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