The use of financial instruments in the ‘Environment’ sector

27 April 2020

The estimated EU-wide investment needs for water and waste infrastructure amount to about EUR 98 billion annually. Given the current investment levels, the resulting EU-wide investment gap may amount up to EUR 63 billion per year. This points to a need for the Member States to step up their environmental action, and indicates the need for ERDF / CF financial instruments in the sector.

This sectoral fiche considers the potential to use financial instruments to support this important sector. It forms part of the fi-compass Stocktaking study on financial instruments by sector.

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