“For Greece, aligning economic growth with ambitious national environmental and climate goals is a key pillar of our policy.” This was stated, among others, by the Minister of Finance Christos Staikouras in his speech at the presentation of the book of the assistant professor of the University of West Attica Anastasios Sepetis “Finances of Sustainable Development”.
According to the Minister, these goals and policies are explicitly set in the National Plan for Energy and Climate and are further supported by the Strategic Planning for the Circular Economy and the Fair Development Transition. The National Recovery and Resilience Plan “Greece 2.0” is an example of sustainable financing, having included investments that fully comply with the “Principle of No Significant Damage” of the European Classification.
He pointed out that the actions promoted by the ministry include the intention to consider the issuance of a government green bond in 2022, as well as the pursuit of cooperation with the European Commission in order to develop a coherent National Strategy for Sustainable Financing.
“The aim of the Ministry of Finance, in collaboration with the Hellenic Capital Market Commission, the Bank of Greece and stakeholders – from the private and public sector – is to ensure that the new sustainability standards and disclosure procedures will be a tool for its development and extroversion. of the domestic financial sector and Greek companies “, the minister concluded in his speech.
Source From: Capital