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Bank of Greece’s actions for the COP26


Bank of Greece COP26 pledge

In the context of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26), the Bank of Greece made on the 3rd of November a pledge to contribute further, within its field of responsibility, to the Objective in Αrticle 2.1(c) of the Paris Agreement, Making finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development. This pledge supports the Glasgow Declaration of the Network for Greening the Financial System and the European Central Bank pledge on climate change action that were published earlier today, aiming to accelerate the efforts of central banks and supervisors towards greening the financial system and managing climate-related risks.

See the press release of the Bank of Greece COP 26 declaration here.

COP26 EU side event: Climate Action in Banking

In the context of the COP26, the Bank of Greece co-organized together with the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) and the banking groups BBVA and Nordea, the digital event “Climate action in banking: sharing our progress, learnings and challenges”. The event took place on the 4th of November 2021 and was part of the official programme of the European Union at the COP26. The Governor of the Bank of Greece Yannis Stournaras delivered the keynote speech of the event. See more here.

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