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Sustainable Energy (SE) – Financial products for institutional and private investors

Questionnaire

Austrian Climate Protection Bond

Climate protection bonds (generally: „green bonds“) differentiate themselves from regular bonds through the label „green“ or „climate protection“ which points to the purpose that the money will be reserved for climate protection activities. Poland and France have already recently demonstrated this and have issued a government „Climate Protection Bond“ to realise sustainable projects (e.g. energy efficient real estate, low-CO2 transport vehicles etc.)
 

How useful would an Austrian Climate Protection Bond be as a contribution to the Austrian Climate Transition? (please move the cursor)

very useful (10 points) ______________________+_______________________not useful (0 points)

Results

Over 80% of the experts asked find it very useful that Austria issues a climate protection bond to drive the Austrian energy transition forward (see graphic 1).

Graphic 1: In your opinion, how useful would an Austria climate protection bond be as a contribution to the Austrian energy transition? (1 – not useful; 10 – very useful; n = 26)
Graphic 1: In your opinion, how useful would an Austria climate protection bond be as a contribution to the Austrian energy transition? (1 – not useful; 10 – very useful; n = 26)

The funds raised by the Austrian climate protection bond should, according to those asked, flow into sustainable energy infrastructure projects, energy efficiency in houses (especially for renovations), renewable energies such as water power, solar and wind turbines, charging stations for e-cars etc. However also innovative sustainable energy concepts should be financed by it, such as for example solar thermal energy with long-term storage and intelligent power networks. Furthermore smaller sustainable energy projects with longer payback periods should also be considered.