The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the long-term lending institution of the European Union, owned by its Member States. We make long-term finance available for sound and sustainable investment in order to contribute towards EU policy goals.
As one of the largest providers of climate finance worldwide, we commit at least 25% of our lending portfolio to low-carbon and climate-resilient growth. Our 2015 financing represents around 27% of our total lending or EUR 20.7 billion, our biggest ever annual investment in climate action.
Our funding supports sustainable projects in over 160 countries and acts as a catalyst to mobilise private finance for climate action, encouraging others to match our long-term investment.