Taxonomy

Wrapping up 2022 and welcoming 2023

08 Feb 2023

13 minutes read
 
The Green & Sustainable Hub (GSH) is delighted to present its best wishes for 2023 and takes the opportunity to draw lessons from 2022.
Before starting the new year, we looke...

Could IEA’s report tilt EU Parliament’s vote to include nuclear power in the Taxonomy?

05 Jul 2022

4 - minute read
On the brink of a decisive vote in the European Parliament on Nuclear integration in the EU taxonomy, the International Energy Agency published a 95-page report on Nuclear Power an...

Extended Taxonomy: acknowledging “in betweenness” to soften elitism

03 Jun 2022

6 - minute read
 
The Platform’s March 2022 recommendations on extending the Taxonomy [1] are timely and meaningful but unlikely to be politically endorsed [2]. Nonetheless, market participants m...

Taxonomy criteria for non-climate objectives: a welcomed hard work with some inconsistencies

03 Jun 2022

12 - minute read

On March 30th, 2022, the Platform on Sustainable Finance (hereafter PSF or the Platform) published its final report containing technical screening criteria (TSC) for the four rem...

The clash between sovereignty and sustainability?

24 Mar 2022

16 - minute read
 
As bombs are falling on Kyiv, Europe’s gas dependency towards Russia could never have felt so pungent. The COVID-19 pandemic and the all-out war against Ukraine shed light on th...

EU-China Common Ground Taxonomy, a painkiller to taxonomy headaches?

30 Nov 2021

10-minute read
 
On November 4, 2021, the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF)[1] taxonomy working group unveiled the “EU-China Common Ground Taxonomy - Climate Change Mitigation (...

The European Green Bond Standard: a future gold standard for green bond issuance?

30 Nov 2021

10-minute read
 
On 6 July 2021, the European Commission unveiled its Proposal for a Regulation on the European Green Bond Standard (EU GBS). Most of its requirements follow market practices. To b...

The New Geography of Taxonomies

04 Oct 2021

In the field of sustainable finance, guidelines and standards are the bedrock of product design and market integrity. Private investing and funding strategies need anchoring definitions and undispu...

Release of our study the New Geography of Taxonomies

30 Sep 2021

4-minute read
 
Following our recent article “Sustainable Taxonomy development worldwide: a standard-setting race between competing jurisdictions” (July 2021), we have just released our dedicated ...

Sustainable Taxonomy development worldwide: a standard-setting race between competing jurisdictions

29 Jul 2021

9-minute read
 
On July 12, the Platform on Sustainable Finance published two draft reports about a social taxonomy proposal and an extension of the current green taxonomy to significantly harmful...

A fury of Sustainable Finance announcements in the European Union

29 Jul 2021

In July, a multitude of legislative proposals and strategies related to sustainable finance have been announced by the European Commission and the European Central Bank...

The UK about to impose mandatory TCFD climate disclosure and to issue a sovereign Green Bond

30 Nov 2020

- 7-minute read - 

In November, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak made numerous announcements related to sustainable finance, as part of the UK’s plan to bolster the dynamism, open...

The European Commission released draft Delegated Act of the Taxonomy criteria

30 Nov 2020

- 5-minute read - 
 
On November 20, 2020 the European Commission published the long-awaited Draft Delegated Act under the Taxonomy Regulation[1], on climate change mitigation and climate change a...

TEG 101 - EU Taxonomy of sustainable activities

10 Sep 2020

Editorial
Within a year, unprecedented efforts allowed to deliver a sort of “encyclopedia” of sustainability. Fortunately, the 414-page report released on June 18 by the Technical Expert Group on...

Historic deal reached on the EU recovery package and budget

29 Jul 2020

6-minute read
 
On July 21 2020, following a marathon EU-summit in Brussels, the European Council, composed of the leader of the EU’s 27 Member States, agreed on ambitious post-Covid Recovery Pla...

Covid-19 crisis in Europe: a midwife for a federalist green & social leap forward

12 Jun 2020

A new chapter of history textbooks is being written in Europe and the pen could be green and social. The once politically inconceivable measures could become a reality. Taboos fall one after anot...

EU Taxonomy of green activities: final report from the TEG to the EU Commission released

08 Apr 2020

On March 9th, the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG) published its final reports to the EU Commission on the Green Taxonomy. 3 documents were released: the “Taxonomy: Final report...

Last minute: EU Taxonomy, final report of the TEG just out!

10 Mar 2020

- 1-minute read - 
 
The European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance has published two landmark reports on March 9. Natixis Green and Sustainable Hub is currently thoroughl...

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