Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras on Wednesday presented the ministry’s plans to issue Greece’s first green bond in the second half of 2022.
The presentation was made during the Greek FinMin’s address in a closed meeting of the Finance Ministers Allliance on Climate Actions, held in the framework of the UN’s COP26 summit on climate change in Glasgow.
Staikouras also presented the ministry’s actions towards a sustainable economy strategy and the incorporation of climate action in fiscal policy in Greece.
In his address, the Greek FinMin said that COP26 was a unique opportunity for greater sensibility on climate action, both on global and national level. But most important, he noted, was to “agree on desicive actions towards achieving critical environmental goals and their funding.”
He underlined that Greece, “despite its small coal footprint, has the ambition to significantly contribute in a global effort towards green transition, with significant initiatives.” In this framework, Greece plans to issue a green bond in the second half of 2022, accelerate the incorporation of climate action in fiscal policy and promote climate economy, he said.