Sustainable finance is one of the main pillars of the European Green Deal, since the European Commission recognises the key role of the private sector in financing the transition to Net Zero. To perform the EU’s 2030 climate and energy targets as well as the objectives of the Green Deal, the Commission is labelling sustainable activities on an environmental point of view. By shaping a Taxonomy, the Commission provides a green gold standard to shift investments toward a low-carbon and climate-resilient economy, meanwhile contributing to help investors to avoid falling into green cover-up traps.

However, EU Taxonomy faces several challenges:

In light of this, will the green certification act as a turbo-changer for a just and inclusive transition? Will the top-down taxonomy legislation gain general consensus? How to rebalance sustainable targets and benchmarks for the international businesses trading with European markets?

About the event

The event consists in a conference and presentation of the book “Business Future under EU Green Taxonomy”, published by the European Liberal Forum in cooperation with Fondazione Luigi Einaudi. The authors of the book, in front of an audience of experts and interested people on the topic, as well as media to ensure further coverage of the event and publication, will present their contributions contained in the book, contributing to the debate of a baseline regulation on sustainable finance and low-carbon activities, encouraging a reflection on any unintended consequence, raising a more comprehensive awareness among public and private businesses, and outlining recommendations for the implementation of EU Green Taxonomy. All this, with a focus on:

Speakers include:

Conference Moderator: Ricardo Silvestre

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