President Hoyer calls for immediate and swift action towards a “net-zero” emissions economy
11 September 2019
During his keynote address at PRI in Person, held in Paris on 11 September, President Hoyer presented the European Investment Bank’s commitments for climate action and environmental sustainability. He also pointed the key role the EIB can play with regard to redirecting private finance towards sustainable investments.
At the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 and the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the EIB will be discussing its new ambition for climate action with delegates from countries, business, the private sector and civil society.
As he delivered the closing keynote of the first day of the Euro Finance Week in Frankfurt, Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank, received the award for European Banker of the Year for 2019. In his remarks, President Hoyer emphasised how honoured he felt and that this award was recognition of the dedication and extraordinary efforts by the EU Bank’s staff.