Environmental assessments and sustainable finance taxonomies – a riposte

Bond, Alan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3809-5805 and Dusik, Jiří (2022) Environmental assessments and sustainable finance taxonomies – a riposte. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 40 (2). pp. 123-128. ISSN 1461-5517

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Abstract

Seven authors have responded to our paper asking whether the European Union (EU) Taxonomy will change the mindset over the contribution of Impact Assessment (IA) to sustainable development, delivering a range of opinions, based on a number of themes including: the politics of decision-making; the need to achieve positive impacts and strengthen carrying capacities; the transition to a green economy; the lack of clarity over the role of Strategic Environmental Assessment; and past historical experience. To each of these points, we provide a response highlighting why we think the potential for a change of mindset still exists. Ultimately, however, we recognise that a mindset change will not happen passively; it does need the IA community to become more political and engage with the financial community to make it clear what financial benefits their environmental knowledge can deliver.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: impact assessment,sustainable finance,greenwashing,taxonomies,positive impacts,carrying capacity,environmental science(all),strategy and management,finance,sdg 6 - clean water and sanitation,sdg 13 - climate action,sdg 7 - affordable and clean energy,sdg 9 - industry, innovation, and infrastructure,sdg 11 - sustainable cities and communities,sdg 12 - responsible consumption and production,2* ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2022 17:30
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 03:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/83330
DOI: 10.1080/14615517.2022.2041161

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