26-10-2022 14:00
Study Presentation on EU Green Bonds

Room 1E1 (Spinelli building)
yellow flower in grass next to paper with text green bonds
Green Bonds: An assessment of the proposed EU Green Bond Standards and its potential to prevent greenwashing © Image used under license of Adobe Stock

The Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies organised a study presentation on 26 October 2022 from 14:00 to 15:00 in Room 1E1 (Spinelli building), on ‘Green Bonds: An assessment of the proposed EU Green Bonds Standard and its potential to prevent greenwashing’.

The fast growing market of green bonds in the EU is not yet harmonised. Thus far, only private standards exist. In July 2021, the Commission issued a proposal for a Regulation on European Green Bonds (EuGBR proposal). It is part of a broader EU legislative focus on sustainable finance that has resulted in the adoption of the Taxonomy Regulation and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation.

This study analyses the fundamental aspects of the EuGBR proposal in the context of the EU green bond market and existing EU legislation in the area of sustainable finance and financial regulation. The legislative procedure is currently underway in the Parliament and Council.