Ahead of the global climate conference COP24, which took place in Poland on 3-14 December 2018, the European Investment Bank launched a first-of-its-kind climate survey, in partnership with the global public opinion company YouGov, to find out how 25 000 citizens feel towards climate change in the European Union, the United States and China.
Ellen MacArthur, the founder of the eponymous foundation, which works to accelerate the transition to a regenerative economy, writes that we need to stop living a “take, make, dispose” lifestyle. We need to think about a circular economy where waste and pollution are prevented, products are reused and natural systems such as agricultural land are regenerated.
The findings, interpretations and conclusions are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Investment Bank
A well-functioning financial sector is vital for private sector development in the EU Neighbourhood and Enlargement countries, but faces a number of hurdles. A well-functioning private sector, in turn, is vital for economic growth, revenue generation and international competitiveness - and a high priority for the EIB Group in the EU Neighbourhood and Enlargement countries.
The EIB finances projects across the Eastern Partnership region to make countries more efficient and cut energy costs.
The cleanest and cheapest energy is the energy we save.
Eastern Partnership countries are setting ambitious targets for energy efficiency, and the Bank will be there to help them meet these goals.
As the EU bank, the European Investment Bank is committed to putting EU climate goals into practice both outside and inside Europe.
The EIB engages with companies, think-tanks, not-for-profit organisations, public authorities and other international financial institutions. We co-finance mitigation, adaptation and other climate related projects. We work closely with the other multilateral development banks (MDBs) and the members of the International Development Finance Club to harmonise concepts and approaches.
The Eastern Partnership Technical Assistance Trust Fund (EPTATF) was established in 2010 to finance technical assistance operations in Eastern Partnership countries. Priority areas include private sector development, social and economic infrastructure development and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The trust fund also provides support for capacity-building programmes, such as training in beneficiary countries and grants for institutional programmes.