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Government Securities: Environment Protection

Question for Treasury

UIN 6770, tabled on 22 January 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has plans to issue a sovereign green gilt as part of the transition to a net zero economy.

Answered on

30 January 2020

The government remains open to the introduction of new financing instruments but would need to be satisfied that they would meet value-for-money criteria, enjoy strong and sustained demand in the long-term and be consistent with the wider fiscal objectives of government. The government continues to monitor the case for issuing a sovereign green bond and will keep this under review.

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