30 April 2020

Plans for a 'European Green Deal' were presented by the European Commission as a "man on the moon" moment, which it claimed would herald an economic paradigm shift. But while the language is full of promise, the strong rhetoric disguises only moderate proposals.

Friends of the Earth Europe has developed five over-arching principles to guide decision-making around a European Green Deal.

A European Green Deal capable of delivering systemic change, and putting us on a path to a just and sustainable future, must be based on these Principles for Transformation:

14 February 2020

Together with other NGOs and academics, this position paper sets out why we need to set targets to reduce EU resource consumption and waste generation in the European Commission's new Circular Economy Action Plan, ahead of its release in March 2020. We urge that a headline target to halve the EU material footprint by 2030 is included and that a binding EU target to cap waste absolute generation per capita is set.

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