Climate crisis is the symptom,
Overconsumption is the disease
With the European Environmental Bureau and the European Youth Foundation, we have launched a new animated scrolling webpage to raise awareness of, and pose concrete solutions to, systemic EU overconsumption.
Overconsumption is a giant hole in the European Green Deal and the interrelated EU environmental and climate policies. EU continues to ignore the urgent need to reduce resource overconsumption.
The EU is not addressing systemic overconsumption and the obsession with economic growth.
The main ask is for the European Commission to include in its 2023 Work Programme commitments to assess the amount of resources the EU can sustainably and fairly consume within planetary boundaries, and to establish a binding reduction target for the EU’s material footprint and detailed plans to reach it.