Public consultation on the revision of the EIB’s Transport Lending Policy

Closes 29 Oct 2021

Opened 26 Jul 2021


Information on this consultation is also available in French and German

The European Investment Bank is the lending arm of the European Union. We are the biggest multilateral financial institution in the world and one of the largest providers of climate finance. We operate both inside the European Union and worldwide, and support projects that promote the priorities and objectives of the European Union (you can find more information on our priorities and countries of operation here). 

Whilst open to the public at large, this consultation may be of particular interest to the EIB’s promoters and clients, banks and financial institutions, civil society organisations (such as researchers, academia, non-governmental organisations), private industry in the relevant fields, public authorities (including local, municipal, national and regional governments), professional networks, organisations and associations, think tanks and professional consultancies.

Public consultation calendar



26 July 2021

Launch of the public consultation   

14 October 2021

Online public consultation meeting  

29 October 2021

Deadline for submitting contributions

November 2021

Publication of all contributions

Q1 2022

Publication of the draft revised TLP, draft consultation report and EIB reasoned responses to contributions 15 working days before the relevant EIB Board of Directors meeting

Q1 2022

Submission to the EIB Board of Directors

Q1 2022

Publication of the revised TLP, as approved by the EIB Board of Directors

Why your views matter

As enshrined in the EIB Group Transparency Policy, the EIB is committed to engage, on a voluntary basis, in formal public consultations on selected policies. This participatory process allows the EIB to benefit from the expertise of a wide range of individuals and organisations and provides the opportunity for external stakeholders to participate in the preparation and review of policy documents, reinforcing the transparency and accountability of the EIB.

The Bank’s current Transport Lending Policy (TLP) was approved by the Board of Directors in December 2011, following the adoption of the European Commission’s White Paper on transport earlier that same year. The revised TLP will focus on setting the priorities for the EIB’s support to the transport sector, within the eligibilities approved as part of the EIB Group Climate Bank Roadmap. Through the revised Policy and as a green and technological revolution sweeps across the transport sector, the EIB stands ready to support the green transition towards a new transport system, one that is both green and efficient, but also accessible and safe – a truly sustainable transport system.

Against this backdrop and following major changes in the Bank’s external policy environment and own strategic orientation, it is the right time for the EIB to review the current TLP.

Consultation document

The consultation document, entitled “The Way Forward - Investing in a cleaner and smarter transport system” provides additional information on the context for the review and the key issues at stake. It outlines the new considerations the EIB has made regarding the transport sector and how they align with the EIB Group’s Climate Bank Roadmap. The document is also available in French and German. 

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Informational webinar

As part of this public consultation, the EIB will be holding an online event on Thursday 14 October 2021 to enable a direct dialogue between EIB staff and interested stakeholders and share information about the consultation. The event will be divided into several sessions covering transport sectors and themes. More information is available here 

How to contribute

The EIB has prepared a questionnaire to guide the public consultation and solicit your views.

You can either:  

  1. Complete it online (click on “Continue to the online questionnaire” below). This online platform allows you to:
  • save answers in draft format 
  • attach supporting documents
  1. Or download it here and send it back by email to

A Word version of the questionnaire is also available for download in French and German.

The deadline for contributing to this public consultation is Friday 29 October 2021.

In accordance with the EIB Group Transparency Policy, the EIB will publish all written contributions at the end of the consultation period on this public consultation website. Respondents may choose to respond anonymously. The EIB’s reasoned response to all written contributions will be attached to a public consultation report that summarises the public consultation process.


  • Anyone from any background


  • Transport
  • Consultation