Sustainable finance regulation will play a central role in the decarbonisation of the economy and the reduction of emissions. The international harmonisation of regulatory standards can be a powerful tool to promote transition, but also advance economic and geopolitical interests.
Geo-economics – one of DGAP’s core themes – explores how the politics of trade, technology, finance, and/or energy can be employed to achieve strategic goals. For Europe to remain a key player internationally, the continent must help define the rules of a new geo-economic world order. DGAP looks at how Germany can contribute to better positioning Europe in this increasingly competitive landscape.