European Investment Bank

  • Protecting the heart and lungs of the planet

    Protecting the heart and lungs of the planet

    One year after the launch of the Clean Oceans Initiative, the European Investment Bank wants to use its success in tackling plastic pollution as a springboard to safeguard the wider blue economy.

  • Spearheading alignment with the Paris Agreement

    Spearheading alignment with the Paris Agreement

    With its push to embrace its role as the European Union’s climate bank, the European Investment Bank is set to play a key part in the alliance of multilateral development banks committed to fight climate change.

  • Towards a decarbonised future

    Towards a decarbonised future

    The European Investment Bank has set out a strategy for lending that will support the EU’s goal of decarbonising the economy by financing investments that cut emissions, combat climate change and support alternatives to fossil fuels.

  • Sustainable finance: moving towards a common language

    Since the issuance of a pioneering Climate Awareness Bond (CAB) by the European Investment Bank (EIB) in 2007, the global Green Bond market has expanded at an impressive pace, with total issuance passing the $500bn mark in the third quarter of 2018.

  • Helping the sea to fight climate change

    Helping the sea to fight climate change

    A compelling recent example of the EIB’s role as a “crowding-in” bank is its support for the Althelia Sustainable Ocean Fund (SOF), the first close of which was announced in September.

  • What is sustainable finance?

    What is sustainable finance?

    If that sounds like an easy question to answer, consider the hypothetical case of a lender backing a scheme to retrain adults as computer programmers, or accountants in a city like Katowice, the capital of the Polish region of Silesia

  • Public transport  keeps the air clean

    Public transport keeps the air clean

    There are close to 5 million motorbikes and scooters in the Vietnamese capital city, Hanoi. To put this figure into perspective, it means there is more than one motorbike or scooter for every two residents of the city, which has a population of about 7.8 million