EU must launch ‘biggest green investment plan the world has ever seen’ to drive economic recovery

NGOs and concerned citizens have urged the EU to fund energy-efficient retrofits, renewable energy deployment, restoration of natural habitats, more public transport and greener farming practices

More than one million people and 100 environmental NGOs across Europe are calling on the EU to restart its economy by launching the 'biggest green investment plan the world has ever seen'.

This Friday, MEPS will decide what they want in the EU’s Recovery Fund and seven-year budget - so far, around 1.2 million people have joined campaigns at avaaz, WeMove Europe, and SumOfUs to call on them to use the much-awaited proposal to facilitate a sustainable reset.

They say this would involve the EU investing hundreds of billions into energy-efficient retrofits, renewable energy deployment, restoration of natural habitats, more public transport and greener farming practices to "put people’s wellbeing at the heart of the crisis response", deliver a range of social benefits and protect workers’ rights.

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