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A recording of Positive Money Europe’s latest webinar is now available. What role can the banking sector play in the Renovation Wave? How can the European Central Bank unlock affordable green loans and green mortgages? Our experts answered these questions.
In 2021, the ECB embraced a major shift in thinking by adopting a roadmap on climate change. However, given the urgency of the environmental breakdown and the current energy costs crisis, progress remains too slow. Together with 16 partner NGOs, we offer the ECB recommendations on how to best implement the ECB’s climate strategy.
New Research: “The role of central banks’ credit rating in mitigating climate and environmental risk”
New research by Positive Money Europe and WWF proposes expanding the role of Eurosystem’s own internal credit assessment systems, the so-called ICASs, to integrate climate and environmental risks. We see the increasing role and potential of C&E risk integration into ICASs as a concrete, workable and impactful way to green the collateral framework.
In a vote on Tuesday 15th February, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) told the European Central Bank to step up its commitment to fight climate change beyond its action plan adopted in July 2021.
The ECB is currently working on introducing a digital currency – to exist alongside banknotes – that citizens and firms can use for everyday payments. A digital euro would be safer than bank deposits and inherently more stable than crypto assets such as Bitcoin. However, many are worrying: How will the ECB make sure that the digital euro respects users’ privacy?
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