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14 Apr 2020

Author:
Frédéric Simon | EURACTIV.com

EU: 180 CEOs, ministers & NGOs launch appeal for green recovery after COVID-19 pandemic

"‘Green recovery alliance’ launched in European Parliament", 14 April 2020

The “green recovery alliance” was launched on ... 14 April at the initiative of Pascal Canfin, a French centrist MEP who chairs the European Parliament’s committee on environment and public health.

In addition to the 79 MEPs from across the political spectrum, the alliance also brings together civil society groups, including 37 CEOs, 28 business associations, the European trade union confederation, 7 NGOs and 6 think tanks.

It comes days after EU environment ministers launched an appeal for the European Green Deal to be placed at the heart of the EU’s post-pandemic recovery plan.

Big names from the private sector who signed the appeal include the CEO’s of Ikea, H&M, Unilever, Danone, E.ON and others...

“The broad support for this statement clearly shows that Europe’s response to the COVID-19 crisis must put us firmly on the path to a truly sustainable, climate-neutral and just economy – for the sake of the environment, but also for building greater resilience of our societies and our economy,” said Ester Asin, director of the WWF’s European Policy Office, who is among the signatories.

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