Tag Archives: EIB

The EIB as climate bank: Leader of the pack or pulling up a smokescreen?

A shorter version of this article can be found on Climate Home News. The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced its plan to become the “EU Climate Bank” with big fanfare at the end of 2019. The turning point was the approval of a new energy policy phasing out support to fossil fuels and the […]

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[PRESS RELEASE] Too soon to call the EIB the “EU Climate Bank”

A new report released by the NGO coalition Counter Balance shows that it is too soon to call the EIB the “EU Climate Bank”. The EIB is planning to become the “EU Climate Bank” and to align all its operations with the objectives of the Paris Agreement through the creation of a Climate Roadmap. The EIB […]

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[PRESS RELEASE] EIB’s plans to become ‘EU Climate Bank’ too weak according to NGOs

Today, 34 NGOs sent an open letter to Werner Hoyer, the President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), urging him to deliver on the EIB climate commitments. The EIB is currently developing its Climate Bank Roadmap in order to align all its operations with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. This process is set to […]

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A key opportunity for EU governments to make the EIB a driver for a green and just recovery

Today, the 27 Finance Ministers of the EU member states are gathering in Brussels as Governors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) to discuss the future priorities of the bank. A key objective for this meeting must be to ensure that the role of the EIB in the EU recovery package is compatible with the […]

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The European Investment Bank must not ditch its commitment to the climate

We call on the bank to face the future and become a more sustainable, transparent and accountable institution.

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EU Watchdog Radio – Episode 5: Can we trust financial institutions to manage climate change?

In the fifth episode, we talk about the role of big financial institutions or companies in the economic recovery and Green Deal.

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NGOs call on EIB President to put climate at the heart of recovery package

Today, together with 10 NGOs, we sent an open letter to Werner Hoyer, the President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), calling for its new role in the European economic recovery to be consistent with its climate commitments […]

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Counter Balance submits its contribution to the EIB Climate Bank Roadmap

As part of the consultation opened by the EIB, we submitted our recommendations for the bank to truly become the “EU Climate Bank”. Find our submission and summary of our key demands here.

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Policy Brief: EIB’s role in the EU Covid-19 crisis response

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to unfold, European governments have been developing public stimulus packages to help relaunch the economy and avoid a historic recession. As the ‘EU Bank’, the European Investment Bank (EIB) will play a flagship role under the EU recovery package in response to the health crisis and its economic consequences…

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EU Watchdog Radio – Episode 4: Good ways out of the corona crisis?

In the fourth episode, we talk with five experts from civil society organisations about the Covid-19 crisis.

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