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

Closed 29 Oct 2021

Opened 26 Jul 2021

Results updated 21 Jul 2022

The final documents, as approved by the EIB's Board of Directors, are now available on this website:

  • final 2022 TLP;
  • final public consultation report;  and
  • final issues matrix

Results updated 14 Jul 2022

We are pleased to announce that on 13 July 2022, the EIB’s Board of Directors approved the revised EIB's Transport Lending Policy following an extensive public consultation.  The final version, as approved, will be available shortly. 

Results updated 21 Jun 2022

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has reviewed all contributions to the public consultation on the review of the EIB Transport Lending Policy (TLP).  

The EIB’s Board of Directors should be discussing the draft revised TLP at its meeting of 13 July 2022.  In line with the EIB Group Transparency Policy, the following documents are now available on this website:

  • draft revised TLP;
  • draft public consultation report, summarising the public consultation process; and
  • draft issues matrix, providing a consolidated overview of the contributions together with the EIB’s reasoned comments.

We will update this website with further information following the EIB’s Board of Directors meeting. 

Thank you for all your contributions.


Published responses

View submitted responses where consent has been given to publish the response.


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

Q2 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

Q2 2022

Submission to the EIB Board of Directors

Q3 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. 

Please click on ">>" in the top right-hand corner to download or print the document. 

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Informational webinar



As part of this public consultation, EIB held an informational event on October 14, with a series of 8 breakout sessions. The sessions covered a number of transport sectors and themes before a summary of each session was given at the end of the day.

The sessions were open to all members of the public. They enabled the EIB to share information about the consultation and hold a direct dialogue between EIB staff and interested stakeholders. The sessions were held in English.

In each session, a short presentation by the EIB was followed by a dialogue between stakeholders and a panel of EIB experts about the issues at stake within the review. The slides shown at each event and summaries of the discussions can be found in the table below.

The EIB would like to thank all those who participated in, and contributed to, the public consultation informational event, and invite their written contributions to be submitted by October 29, 2021.



The slides can be found by clicking on the links below:

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