NextGenerationEU Green Bond framework and funding plan update

07 Sep: Questions and Answers: NextGenerationEU Green Bond framework and funding plan update

(Source: European Commission)

NextGenerationEU Green Bond framework

Why is the EU issuing green bonds?

The European Commission’s intention to raise 30% of NextGenerationEU funds via green bonds, amounting to up to €250 billion in current prices, has a wide range of advantages. This move will:

Bring a new highly rated and liquid green asset to the market, allowing a wide range of investors access to green investments;Enable the European Commission to access a wider range of investors;Allow investors to diversify their portfolio of green investments with a highly rated liquid asset, thereby potentially accelerating a virtuous circle of sustainable investments;Confirm…