EU Publishes Green Bond Standard

March 21, 2023

On February 28, 2023 the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament reached a deal to draw up European Green Bonds Standards (“EUGBS”). The aim of the EUGBS is to establish the leading global framework for green bonds. According to Paul Tang, rapporteur, this creates “a gold standard that green bonds can aspire to.” The EUGBS have been designed to facilitate the financing of sustainable investments by companies and public authorities that issue green bonds, while meeting rigorous sustainability requirements and protecting investors against greenwashing.

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