European Green Deal
Plans for a ‘European Green Deal’ were presented by the European Commission as a “man on the moon” moment.
But while the language is full of promise, the strong rhetoric disguises only moderate proposals. The package falls short of the systemic change needed to tackle the climate and ecological emergency.
Bold and urgent action – taken in solidarity with those worst impacted and most vulnerable, and recognising Europe’s historical responsibility and greater capacity to act – is required to achieve the systemic change we need. A European Green Deal needs to build a socio-economic system that provides for the needs of all people, in Europe and globally, by narrowing inequality, prioritising well-being and respecting the Earth’s limits. We should not be deceived that continued growth can be made sustainable.
We are campaigning for transformational change on the scale needed in all policy areas covered by the European Green Deal – circular economy and resource use, climate and energy, food and agriculture, forests and biodiversity, and just transition.