Climate Action

Sustainable Finance: High-Level Conference kicks EU's strategy for greener and cleaner economy into high gear

22/03/2018

The European Commission is today hosting a high-level conference on its strategy to reform the financial system in support of the EU's climate and sustainable development agenda.

This event is an opportunity to maintain the momentum established at the One Planet Summit, cementing he support and commitment of EU leaders and key private players for the changes needed in the financial system and the economy.

The event is jointly hosted in Brussels by Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis. High-level keynote speakers include French President Emmanuel Macron and Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Action. European Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, Commissioner for Climate action and Energy Miguel Arias Cañete and Commissioner for Environment Karmenu Vella will also address hundreds of participants discussing how best to put the Commission’s Action Plan on Sustainable Finance into practice.

The Action Plan, launched on March 8, is part of the Capital Markets Union's (CMU) efforts to connect finance with the specific needs of the European economy to the benefit of the planet and our society. It is also one of the key steps towards implementing the historic Paris Agreement and the EU implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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