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Sustainable Finance in the EU: The EU Taxonomy Regulation and the ‘Do no Significant Harm’ Principle

This 1.5 day course introduces the EU taxonomy regulation and the “do no significant harm principle”. The course is delivered by experts and includes presentation and interactive elements. You will learn about origin, application and current development of the taxonomy.

About this course

The course introduces the foundations of sustainable finance in the EU as an integral part in support of the European Green Deal. Learn about the EU taxonomy regulation and the “do no significant harm principle”, which is the underlying principle of sustainable finance.

This course introduces the foundations of sustainable finance with a focus on the  taxonomy regulation. The taxonomy aims to channel investment by classifying sustainable economic activities. The “do no significant harm” principle informs the classification of such activities, it entails disclosure requirements for businesses and is applied in cohesion policy and the Recovery and Resilience Facility.

You will learn about

  • The foundations of sustainable finance in the EU
  • The taxonomy regulation and the Commission delegated acts laying down technical screening criteria for implementation
  • The challenges of applying the “do no significant harm” principle in the Member States and businesses
  • Ongoing policy initiatives to extend the scope of the taxonomy in the context of global sustainable finance

Course methodology/highlights:

The course will be delivered online via Zoom. The sessions will be delivered by experts providing presentations on key topics. All presentations will be followed by Q&A and discussion. Through exercises, participants are invited to engage with topics from a practical perspective. Hence, the course methodology includes frontal instruction, interactive elements and exercises.

By the end of this course, you will:

  • Know the origin of the taxonomy regulation, the environmental objectives of the regulation, and the principle of “do no significant harm”.
  • Understand the importance of technical criteria for implementing the regulation.
  • Understand why the taxonomy poses significant challenges for public authorities and private businesses for applying the “do no significant harm” principle
  • Be acquainted with the key actors in sustainable finance to prepare yourself for possible extensions and further development of the taxonomy.

To provide course materials and to facilitate knowledge transfer, we make use of the online platform Moodle.

Officials in EU and national administrations; officials in regulatory bodies.

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Blanka Opletalova
Tel: +352 426 230 305
b.opletalova@eipa.eu

Discounts
EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

 

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Programme

09.00Welcome and introduction
09.30Legal framework of EU sustainable finance (Part I)
In the first part, the key legislation in the framework of EU sustainable finance will be presented, including the Taxonomy Regulation, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).The presentation provides overviews of the legislative procedures and details the most important provisions.
10.30Q&A
10.45Break
11.00Legal framework of EU sustainable finance (Part II)
In the second part, sustainable investment tools such as benchmarks, European Green Bonds and the EU Ecolabel will be presented.
11.45Q&A
12.00Lunch break
13.00Implementing the taxonomy: technical screening criteria
In this session, the necessary tertiary legislation to implement the taxonomy will be presented. In particular, the procedures and most important provisions of the Climate Delegated Act, the Disclosure Delegated Act and the Complementary Climate Delegated Act will be discussed.
13.45Q&A
14.00Break
14.15Challenges of implementation
Based on the presentations of the morning sessions, participants will engage actively to identify challenges of implementation and to discuss ways of how to address these challenges.
09.00Recap Day 1
09.15Supporting the implementation: technical and financial resources
Following the discussion of implementation challenges, this session will introduce several resources for additional support instruments at EU and national level.
10.45Break
11.00Current developments and outlook
In the final session, current developments related to the implementation of the taxonomy will be presented, including the adoption of technical screening criteria, and pertinent policy issues such as the extension of the taxonomy will be discussed.
12.15Concluding discussion
12.30End

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Sustainable Finance in the EU: The EU Taxonomy Regulation and the ‘Do no Significant Harm’ Principle

Confirmed
27 Oct 2022 - 28 Oct 2022
Online
English

Simultaneous interpretation can be offered. Contact the programme organizer for more information and conditions.

SKU: 2250804
Register before: 24 Oct 2022
 700 per attendee
 630 for EIPA members
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Discount policy

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount

For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

For more information please contact us.

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SKU: 2250804
Register before: 24 Oct 2022

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