Change the principles of inexperienced finance

A letter to the federal government calling for an bold inexperienced finance technique to sort out the price of dwelling disaster

In anticipation of the brand new authorities Inexperienced Finance Technique, the New Economics Basis and companions have set out 5 ideas for a brand new imaginative and prescient of inexperienced finance that may assist sort out the cost-of-living disaster, enhance the UK’s power safety, and speed up the online zero transition.

In a joint letter signed by 75 NGO and educational leaders representing a variety of coverage, analysis, and marketing campaign organisations, we name on the federal government to comply with these ideas to shift monetary flows to ship a good internet zero transition:

  1. A transparent plan for aligning monetary flows with a 1.5C pathway and nature safety targets, with unbiased mapping of progress and funding gaps throughout private and non-private finance.
  2. Actively shifting monetary flows, by reflecting the excessive danger of fossil gasoline lending in regulation, and measures to maintain the price of inexperienced lending low within the present high-inflation, higher-interest-rate surroundings.
  3. A key position for public funding in driving a good transition, in addition to strategic public finance to create scale up non-public funding, as an illustration via the UK Infrastructure Financial institution.
  4. A powerful regulatory framework for implementing the non-public sector transition to internet zero, based mostly on a UK taxonomy that rejects classifying gasoline or biomass as inexperienced’, and with a brand new statutory goal for regulators to align the finance sector with internet zero.
  5. Main internationally and fulfilling world commitments, as an illustration by scaling up grant-based help to low-income nations, and ending UK financing of recent fossil gasoline infrastructure overseas.

Learn the letter and listing of signatories.