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Mr Mauro Raffaele Petriccione

Director General of Climate Action European Commission

Introduction As world leaders, negotiators and civil society congregated in Madrid for the annual United Nations climate change conference earlier this month, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ stark warning rang loud and clear: “The point of no return is no longer over the horizon. It is in sight and hurtling towards us.” In this article, I would […]


Mr Mohammad HAYATIFAR

PhD, Secretary General of Chemical Recycling Europe

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Could you introduce us to ChemRecEurope, its competencies and tasks? Chemical Recycling Europe (ChemRecEurope) was created early 2019 by key European companies involved in the development of chemical recycling technologies, including Plastic Energy, ReNew ELP, Gr3n, Ioniqa Technologies and IGE Amsterdam with the vision of establishing an industry platform for developing and promoting innovative chemical […]


Mrs María Jesús Montero Cuadrado

Spanish Minister (acting) for Finance

How we respond to the climate emergency One of the great challenges that humanity has to urgently address is how we respond to the climate emergency. It is a global challenge, which concerns to all of us, at both the individual and community level, and that no longer admits any kind of hesitation. That is […]


Mrs Sirpa Pietikäinen

MEP, co-rapporteur of the Establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment report.

What matters is the decisions we have to make now, tomorrow it will be too late! As the EU sets out to define criteria for what constitutes sustainable economic activity, it must be capable of covering all sectors. This year, the US Business Roundtable redefined their ‘Purpose Statement of a Corporation’ for companies as serving […]


Mr Valdis Dombrovskis

Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Euro and Social Dialogue, in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital markets Union.

The global climate emergency is becoming more evident and pronounced Last year was the fourth warmest on record. Of the 18 hottest years in recorded history, 17 have occurred since the year 2000. In July, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and the Netherlands saw new national temperature records over 40° Celsius in an intense heatwave. In France, […]


Mrs Florence Bindelle

Secretary General, EuropeanIssuers

The legislative proposals regarding ESG issues, have to ensure that financial products are used to promote sustainable activities. The publication of the action plan for sustainable finance is a landmark in EU policy regarding ESG issues, climate change mitigation and adaptation. The action plan was accompanied by several legislative proposals with the goal of ensuring […]


Mr Edouard Sauvage

Vice-Président de l’association européenne Gas Distributors for Sustainability (GD4S)

Can you tell us about GD4S and how it is positioned to meet the objectives of the European Green Deal? GD4S is an association comprising six European gas distributors (France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Ireland). It accounts for a total of 27.4 million consumers, the equivalent of 20% of the European market. GD4S members are […]


Mr Dominique Riquet

MEP, Chairman of the Intergroup on long-term and sustainable investment, Member of the TRAN Committee

Sustainable finance will, without a doubt, be one of the major items of the new institutional cycle. The new EU institutional cycle is only a few months old, and sustainable finance is already the talk of the town. The reasons for this sudden craze are easily identifiable: popular and corporate will to act for the […]


Mrs Emma Navarro

EIB Vice President for climate action and Environment

Sustainability is in the DNA of the European Investment Bank Moving to a greener and more sustainable society is a must as the challenges of global warming, environmental degradation and resource depletion become increasingly pressing. Sustainability is in the DNA of the European Investment Bank. It shapes our activities and investments. We appraise and monitor […]


Mr Bas Eickhout

MEP, Vice-President ENVI Committee

Investments of today will determine how sustainable our economy will be in thirty years from Private investment into sustainable rather than harmful economic activities is gaining traction. The European Commission was right to make proposals for the EU to lead the way in sustainable finance by proposing harmonized European definitions for investors to provide certainty […]