The EU issues the first NextGenerationEU green bond
This represents the world’s largest green bond issuance to date
The European Commission has issued €12 billion worth of green bonds on financial markets.
The European Commission has today issued the first NextGenerationEU green bond, thus raising €12 billion to be used exclusively for green and sustainable investments across the EU.
This represents the world's largest green bond issuance ever.
The 15-year bond due on 4 February 2037 was more than 11 times oversubscribed, with books exceeding €135 billion. On that basis, we have achieved excellent pricing conditions.
Today's issuance thus represents a promising start to the NextGenerationEU green bond programme of up to €250 billion by end-2026.
With NextGenerationEU green bonds, the EU is set to become the world's largest green bond issuer by far, providing a significant boost to sustainable finance markets as well as funding a greener EU recovery from the pandemic.