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A new report by Positive Money Europe proposes to break the deadlock on the ECB’s secondary mandate. Rather than cherry-picking its secondary objectives, the ECB should coordinate with other EU institutions to seek clarity on which EU priorities the ECB should support.
Trillions are needed for the deep building renovations required to meet Europe’s climate targets. To make this happen, EU institutions need to use the network of banks across Europe and incentivise loans for home renovation, argue finance campaigners.
What are the conclusions of the ECB’s strategy review, and what are the implications of its climate action on our everyday lives?
In this short presentation, our economist Uuree focuses on the Asset Purchase Programmes, namely the Corporate Sector Purchase Programme of the ECB and explains why it represents a real issue when it comes to the climate emergency.
The new inflation target of the ECB offers minimalistic improvements and lacks credibility. Although the ECB wants to get rid of its deflationary bias, it shies away from considering more forceful and radical instruments that could achieve that, giving itself instead more convenient justifications for missing the target in the future. The ECB will have to consider more paradigmatic changes to its monetary policy when it next reviews its strategy in 2025.
With the results of the ECB strategy review now published, the commitment of the ECB to tackle climate change is officially on paper. While it is a step in the right direction, disclosures, as largely planned by the ECB, in themselves do not constitute significant actions towards tackling climate change. Combined with the slow speed of implementation, we doubt the ambition of the climate roadmap.
Still need a book for your summer vacation? Below is a selection of what we at Positive Money Europe are currently (re)reading – including one book in German and one in Italian, reflecting the diversity of our team.