Climate Action

Green bonds: the Bund’s new eco-friend­ly twin

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has announced plans to issue green bonds – federal bonds for environmental purposes. In future, green bonds will be issued alongside conventional federal bonds, with the same maturity and coupon. Scholz believes that this will help Germany to become a leading centre for sustainable finance.

Cli­mate Ac­tion Pro­gramme 2030: fre­quent­ly asked ques­tions

Germany has made both national and international commitments to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by more than half by 2030, compared with 1990 levels. To this end, the German government has launched a comprehensive climate package. What are its key elements? How does carbon pricing work? And how much will all of this cost? Here are the answers to these and other important questions.

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