Objectives of the session
This session will focus on the evolutions of the current EU regulatory framework required and the complementary financial tools needed to better incentivize long-term investments in the green and digital transition. Then speakers will be invited to express their views on the consequences of increasingly negative real interest rates, the over-indebtedness of some Member States and the resurgence of inflation on investment in the green and digital transitions and address the resulting EU and domestic priority actions.
Points of discussion
- Can bank balance sheets be sufficient in Europe to finance the massive investment needs linked to the environmental and digital transformation? What are the complementary financial tools available or needed to finance these issues? How can Europe’s abundant savings be mobilized for this transition?
- How can the investment needs in the relation to the EU green and digital transition – estimated by the EU Commission at nearly EUR 650 billion per year until 2030 – be met in the context of negative real interest rates, the over-indebtedness of some Member States and the surging inflation?