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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


The EU's Gold Standard – the final EU Green Bond Standard has landed but what does it mean for the green bond market?

22 May 2023

The eagerly anticipated agreed EU Green Bond Standard Regulation (the “Regulation”) has finally been published, 5 years after the standard for environmentally sustainable bonds in Europe was first envisaged by the European Commission in its 2018 Sustainable Finance Action Plan.

The Regulation looks much more like the original EU Commission proposal from 2021 than the more radical proposal put forward by the European Parliament in 2022.

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