Scaling up ambition: EIB presents new policies and targets at #COP25

At the COP 25 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU bank, will be discussing how its new climate action roadmap and recent decision to phase out support for unabated fossil fuel energy projects can support European Union leadership on international climate action. The EIB delegation will engage with national governments, the private sector and civil society as well as fellow financial and European institutions to debate how more climate finance can be mobilized to tackle the climate emergency. In addition, the EIB will be signing a number of new financing agreements to promote solar energy projects in Spain and climate action investments in Latin America. “The climate emergency is the top issue on the political agenda of our time. We must change course to a carbon neutral future and limit damage from the impact of climate change. That means every country, every industry and every institution needs to do its share,” said EIB President Werner Hoyer. “The EU bank has decided to greatly strengthen its ambition. We will stop financing unabated fossil fuels, launch the most ambitious climate investment roadmap of any International Financial Institution and propose an energy transition package to leave no one behind. We will serve as the financial engine of the European Green Deal under the new European Commission,” he added.

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