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Short-term costs and usability issues loom over EU’s green bond standard

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Solar panel farm outside Paris. Europe accounts for more than half of global green bond issuance (Photo: Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images)

A voluntary label to encourage growth in Europe’s green bond market is welcome, but it could increase costs for issuers, argues the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

Finalised in November 2023 and due to enter into force 12 months later, the European Green Bond Standard is ...

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