European Union

Regulation (EU) 2020/852 on the establishment of a framework to facilitate sustainable investment

Eu Regulation
Passed in 2020
This regulation establishes the criteria for determining whether an economic activity qualifies as environmentally sustainable for the purposes of establishing the degree to which an investment is environmentally sustainable. It applies to 1) measures adopted by Member States or by the Union that set out requirements for financial market participants or issuers in respect of financial products or corporate bonds that are made available as environmentally sustainable, 2) financial market participants that make available financial products, and 3) undertakings which are subject to the obligation to publish a non-financial statement or a consolidated non-financial statement pursuant to Article 19a or Article 29a of Directive 2013/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council respectively.

Environmental objectives considered by this regulation are the following: 1) climate change mitigation, 2) climate change adaptation, 3) sustainable use and protection of water and marine resources, 4) transition to a circular economy, 5) pollution prevention and control, and 6) protection and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems.

This document amends Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 to insert article 2a on the Principle of "do no significant harm". 

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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