The EIB has renewed its policy on lending to the transport sector.

As in all areas of EIB activity, transport lending has been driven by EU policy. In the present context of heightened attention to climate change the Bank is committed to a review of its lending approach in the transport sector to ensure that its support focuses on the sustainability of Europe's transport.

The EIB's new transport lending policy sets the guiding principles and selection criteria that will reinforce the Bank's contribution to this sector, in particular taking into account climate change concerns. It includes a background note on Global Warming and Transport.

The EIB would welcome comments on this document (comments should be sent to Juan Manuel Sterlin Balenciaga, Communications Department, e-mail: and the Bank's policy will be updated on a regular basis.