Interview: Green recovery from pandemic makes EU climate targets more achievable

Before Covid-19, the EU green deal targets, to cut greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 compared to 1990, and net-zero by 2050 looked “pretty aggressive” and the €1trn sustainable investment plan to support them was “probably unrealistic”, says Michael Wilkins, the head of sustainable finance research at S&P Global Ratings. But now, with a post-pandemic recovery package in the pipeline, “there is a case to be more optimistic”, he believes. He told ENDS how the financial sector can play an important role in achieving the EU's climate goals.

by Claudia Delpero
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