Questions and Answers: NextGenerationEU first green bond issuance

12 Oct: Questions and Answers: NextGenerationEU first green bond issuance

(Source: European Commission)

How did the first NextGenerationEU green bond issuance go?

The European Commission has today issued the first NextGenerationEU green bond, thus raising €12 billion to be used exclusively for green and sustainable investments across the EU. This represents the world’s largest green bond issuance ever.

The 15-year bond due on 4 February 2037 was more than 11 times oversubscribed, with books exceeding €135 billion. On that basis, we have achieved excellent pricing conditions.

Today’s issuance thus represents a promising start to the NextGenerationEU green bond programme of up to €250 billion by end-2026. With NextGenerationEU green bonds, …