Climate roadmap: now what? Next steps for the ECB to support the low-carbon transition

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.

New report “The ECB’s neglected secondary mandate: An inter-institutional solution”  

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. 

A race against time: The implications of the ECB climate action plan

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. 

FROM THE BLOG

A car wreck says more than a 1000 words

A car wreck says more than a 1000 words

On October 29, Positive Money Europe together with Fairfin placed a car wrecked by the recent floods in front of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB), serving as a staunch reminder that the NBB is bankrolling some of the worst climate offenders,. Thereby, Positive Money Europe joins a global movement of organizations calling for a moratorium on funding companies that undermine climate objectives.

The ECB’s new inflation target lacks credibility

The ECB’s new inflation target lacks credibility

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.

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