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German floods and ECB decisions put environmental transition in spotlight

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German floods and ECB decisions put environmental transition in spotlight

Tuesday 20 July 2021 Vol.12 Ed.29.2

Commentary: Five reasons why German election is turning greener

By David Marsh in London

Devastating floods have intensified the ‘greening’ of Germany’s election campaign at the same time as the ECB is preparing to announce formally it will resist premature monetary tightening. Lagarde’s press conference will be overshadowed by reaction to the flooding in Germany. Politicians across the political spectrum, led by Angela Merkel, have united in linking the floods to global warming and called for more urgent measures to move towards net zero.

Read the full commentary on the website.

Meeting: Revolutionising finance for net zero

Wednesday 29-Thursday 30 September

OMFIF’s Sustainable Policy Institute is convening a global network of key policy-makers, regulators, public and private sector investors and ESG experts for a two-day annual symposium on 29-30 September 2021 to push the boundaries of the discussion on the role of monetary policy, regulation and disclosure as well as addressing key practical challenges in driving greener financial markets to achieve net zero. The symposium will provide crucial insights into COP26 preparations, its results and consequent actions.

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