President Ursula von der Leyen
First Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
European Commission, Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels
Re: CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS TOGETHER FOR EUROPE: THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL MUST REVITALISE EU CHEMICALS POLICY TO PROTECT EUROPEAN CITIZENS AND ENVIRONMENT
Dear President von der Leyen,
Dear Executive Vice-President Timmermans,
We, the European Consumers Organisation (BEUC), the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), representing the voice of consumers, workers and the environment, have come together to call on you to build a Europe that protects people and ecosystems against chemical pollution.
On 4 December, the European Environment Agency (EEA) released the 2020 State of the Environment Report highlighting that Europe faces environmental challenges of an unprecedented scale and urgency. The report documents that ongoing exposure to chemical pollution continues to negatively affect human health and the environment. Latent and irreversible damage to human health is of particular concern.
The European Green Deal presents a unique opportunity to radically scale up and speed up actions to protect citizens and ecosystems. EU decision-makers must seize this opportunity to set Europe on the road to a non-toxic economy and a healthy future…