Achieving the transformation towards a truly equitable and sustainable society will require a major flow of investments, both public and private, at both EU, national, regional, and local levels. At the same time, we need to go one-step further and precisely identify the nature of investments urgently needed in order to start the change of paradigm.
We must work towards reversing the declining investment trend. We need to work on establishing positive investment lists (e.g.: social infrastructure) as well as negative list of investments (e.g.: fossil fuels, non-climate friendly production). In addition, we need to better define long-term intelligent coordination between different stakeholders and better design and manage these investments using new ways of providing for grants, blending different types of financial sources etc.