Funding available for ambitious climate target. Review of funds for climate investments available to the next Dutch government

Greenpeace asked CE Delft to identify the public budgets available for climate measures at the national and European level and establish the extent to which these could be utilised by the next Dutch government. This report analyses the magnitude and nature of the available options, which include the National Growth Fund, the European corona recovery plan and the European Investment Bank’s climate fund. These are compared with the sums required to cover the capital outlay for investing in climate measures.

It is concluded that the available public funds are more than sufficient to fully finance the measures required to achieve 49% reduction and go a long way to funding a more ambitious target of 65%. As private funding is generally easier to acquire once public funding is secured, we conclude that there are sufficient public funds available to guarantee full financing of the more ambitious target.