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In order to prevent or delay the spread of the Corona Virus (COVID19), and following Commission-wide advice, the Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union has decided to cancel all upcoming physical events including the stakeholder dialogue on sustainable finance on 12 March.

For these reasons, the event was only presented in a web-stream format. The panel discussions on the final TEG reports (EU taxonomy and EU green bonds).

The agenda of the event can be found below. Please note, that the event eventually focused on the TEG reports, through two sessions: from 10 to 11.50 on the EU taxonomy and from 13.30 to 15.00 on the green bond standard.

To give the opportunity to engage as actively as possible with the panelists, the possibility to ask questions before and during the panels through the online platform Slido was offered.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have causes.

Objectives

On 9 March 2020, the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance published its final reports on an EU taxonomy (including technical annex) as well as further user guidance in relation to its recommendations for an EU green bonds. To accompany these reports and provide a venue for an open exchange with stakeholders, the European Commission organised a stakeholder dialogue on 12 March 2020.

The meeting also provided an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss and express ideas on the upcoming renewed sustainable finance strategy, which was announced in the European Commission’s Communication on the European Green Deal.

In addition, the TEG has prepared excel tools to help users of the taxonomy to implement it in their own activities.

Background

To advance the work on sustainable finance, the European Commission set up a Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) in June 2018. The role of the TEG has been to assist the Commission in the development of a unified classification system for sustainable economic activities ('EU taxonomy'), an EU Green Bond Standard, methodologies for climate benchmarks, and guidelines for climate-related disclosure by companies. This event focuses on the final report in relation to the EU Taxonomy and an EU Green Bond Standard.

Programme

Presentations

Please find below the slides from the presenters. You will also find for your convenience some slides on taxonomy usability. These were not presented during the webinar.

Video of the conference

Watch the video of the conference

Specific privacy statement

Specific privacy statement for this event.


Practical information