The EU Green Deal is the next big step in decarbonising our economies. But it must not be conceived or perceived as a top-down plan by Brussels. We need buy-in at national level and to work to build it. When the European Commission launches the ‘Fit for 55’ package on 14 July, it will be […]
Over 120 governments have announced their intentions to bring emissions to zero by the middle of the century. And today, the European Commission launches its Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy that should receive a more prominent place in the climate debate. This is good news in view of COP26 in Glasgow later this year. The international […]
For this year’s COP26 conference in Glasgow on climate change, the host, the UK and its partner, Italy, have put the focus on an ambitious increase of the efforts to bring emissions down, on strengthening the adaptation to the impacts of climate change, on mobilising finance for climate action, and on enhancing international collaboration. With […]
This Call is launched by over 700 leading youth climate activists, climate scientists, unionists, economists, environmentalists, entrepreneurs and politicians from all 27 members States, with support from over 1 million citizens (and counting).
As politicians, we need to treat societal challenges in a holistic way. Therefore, we need to search synergies between COVID-19 recovery and the Green Deal instead of playing them off against each other.
For projects which do provide public value, but which are not financially bankable, public finance must be unlocked.
The goals and targets agreed upon in a new ambitious international framework to restore global biodiversity will only be met if countries radically transform their agriculture and food production systems. The EU needs to be a leader in bringing food production and consumption back within planetary boundaries. The numbers are staggering: since 1900, an estimated […]
The focus of environmental policies is mostly on tackling the cascade effects of climate change affecting our planet as a whole. Nature conservation, however, can also very effectively contribute to climate change adaptation. But to tackle the climate issues together with nature, a shift in the current mindset is urgent and measures to tackle the […]
A triple planetary crisis is unfolding before our eyes. Climate change, pollution and biodiversity loss have a common cause: humans’ destructive attitude towards nature. The decline of biodiversity – a major threat to human subsistence and wellbeing – has long been overlooked. It is time for governments at all levels to prioritise this systemic crisis. […]