Department of Economics & Centre for Sustainable Finance

European central banking and achieving EU climate-neutrality 2050


Against the background of the European Central Bank’s review of its overall strategy, the effectiveness of its existing tools, and the implications of climate change, this research project will conduct a comprehensive study on the alignment of European central banking and prudential supervision with the objective of achieving climate-neutrality in the European Union by 2050.

The project will outline the analytical implications of climate change in the context of market-failure and market-neutrality. It will investigate the legal mandates, monetary and prudential policy frameworks and instrument toolboxes of European monetary and supervisory institutions with the aim of producing direct policy recommendations for the alignment with the objective of climate-neutrality.