Authors: Julia Anna Bhatti, Catherine Wade

Long awaited proposal for EU Green Bond Standard published

Today the European Commission published its legislative proposal for a regulation on European green bonds, the ‘European Green Bond Standard’ (see Press Release and related Q&A).

The proposal is part of the EU’s wider agenda on sustainable finance and lays the foundation for a common framework of rules for issuers of bonds that voluntarily wish to use the designation ‘European green bond’ or ‘EuGB’ for green “use of proceeds” bonds (i.e. bonds where the proceeds are used to finance green assets or projects)

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