EU Summit Challenge: A budget for the climate emergency

Types: Letter
Published: 18 February 2020
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Heads of state are hoping to reach a final agreement on the size and purpose of the next EU budget, which should tell us whether Europe will be able to finance its transition to carbon neutrality.

In a letter sent this week, we are urging EU governments to:

  • Allocate at least 40% of the overall budget to climate and nature;
  • Stop funding environmentally harmful activities, including new gas infrastructure and intensive farming. Funds should be used to boost clean energy as well as responsible business and farming practices.
  • Provide details on how funding requests will contribute to the objectives of the EU Green Deal (e.g. through the ‘Partnership Agreements’);
  • Improve governance and monitoring of how EU funds are spent and their impact.
EU Summit Challenge: A budget for the climate emergency
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