Global measures supporting green finance more than doubled since 2015

A record 79 new measures were announced or implemented in 2019

EU tweaks rules that determine which investments are green

Under the new rules, one of the environmental objectives that should be considered is climate change mitigation and adaptation

EU bank and Amundi raise €253m for green credit programme

The Green Credit Continuum programme aims to contribute to the deployment of new financing required to meet the commitments made under the Paris climate change agreement.

Bids invited for share of £5m for green home finance products

It will back projects that develop innovative green mortgages and other lending products, targeting consumers who would not get support under government schemes

New knowledge platforms for green finance and greening business

They will provide the financial and private sectors with the latest research, data, guidance and tools from leading experts and institutions to help green their operations

HSBC launches green finance range for UK businesses

It is part of the banking giant’s global commitment to provide $100bn in sustainable financing and investment by 2025

New centre to scale up climate finance in the Asia-Pacific

It will be located in Shanghai Lujiazui Financial City, which will work with other cities in the region to promote the development of sustainable and green finance

UK announces £40m fund to support cleantech companies

The Clean Growth Fund will support companies seeking to commercialise ‘promising innovative’ green solutions

Energy UK calls for VAT removal from energy bills and energy efficiency measures

The trade body says that would reduce bills by nearly £60 a year

EU launches proposals to help investors lead way to green economy

It says leveraging funding to reduce the region’s environmental footprint while enhancing the competitiveness of its economy is vital