The transport sector has traditionally been among the main recipients of EIB support. There are many barriers to investment in transport infrastructure, vehicles and vessels. We support transport through loans, equity, guarantees and advisory.
A sustainable transport system is:
- Safe and secure
- Accessible to all
Our Transport Lending Policy applies to all EIB financing in the transport sector, and it is designed to ensure that the Bank’s activities in the transport sector are consistent with and support EU policies. The new Transport Lending Policy is aligned with the Climate Bank Roadmap framework, which will be reviewed in 2023.
The Climate Bank Roadmap determines if projects in the transport sector, as well as other sectors, are eligible for EIB support. It sets out guiding principles and criteria to reinforce the Bank’s contribution to its sectors of activity and takes climate change and environmental concerns into account.
The challenges facing the transport sector include:
- Climate and environmental impact
- Safety and security
- Connectivity, equal accessibility and development
- Digitalisation and automation
- Sustainability of cities
- Funding and financing