Den Europæiske Union lancerer den internationale platform for bæredygtig finansiering (IPSF) sammen med relevante myndigheder fra Argentina, Canada, Chile, Kina, Indien, Kenya og Marokko.
Valdis Dombrovskis, næstformand for Euro og Social Dialogue, og ansvarlig for Financial Stability, Financial Services og Capital Markets Union, har på IMF og World Bank Groups årlige møder i Washington DC introduceret den nyoprettede platform sammen med Kristalina Georgieva, administrerende direktør for Den Internationale Valutafond (IMF) og repræsentanter for IPSF-medlemmer og observatører.
I pressemeddelelsen hedder det:
“This initiative is part of the international efforts to meet the Paris Agreement commitments.
Vice-President Dombrovskis said: ”While public funding will be vital for the green transition, it cannot pay the massive investment bill alone. We also have to tap private capital, and greatly scale up green investment so that it can help address the climate emergency.”
To reach the Paris targets, trillions of investments in sustainable infrastructure will be needed over the next decades. For Europe alone, additional financing in the range of EUR 175 and 290 billion per year will be necessary. The launch of this Platform is essential to stimulate investment and redirect capital flows towards our climate objectives at the scale required for the most important economic transition of our times. It will act as a forum for facilitating exchanges and, where relevant, coordinating efforts on initiatives and approaches to environmentally sustainable finance, while respecting national and regional contexts.
It will focus on environmentally sustainable initiatives in particular in the areas of taxonomies, disclosures, standards and labels, which are fundamental for investors to identify and seize green investment opportunities worldwide. The IPSF is supported by the Coalition of Finance Ministers for Climate Action, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, the International Organisation of Securities Commissions, the Network for Greening the Financial System, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative, in their role of observers.