Brussels, 5 May 2020 – Ecopreneur.eu has joined the European Green Recovery Alliance launched last month at the initiative of MEP Pascal Canfin, who chairs the European Parliament’s committee on environment and public health.
In addition to 12 environment ministers, 79 MEPs, 37 CEOs – including the CEO of Tarkett, a member of the Ecopreneur.eu Low-Carbon Circular Economy Advocacy Group – and business associations, as well as environmental groups, trade unions and think tanks, the alliance has now added over 50 signatories from the world of finance – and Ecopreneur.eu, representing 3000 SME and front-running companies in 6 member states. The joining of the world of finance is all the more important since staying on track with the green low-carbon circular economy transition while fighting against Covid-19 requires enormous investments.
The Alliance calls on a global alliance of cross-party political decision-makers and stakeholders to support and implement the establishment of Green Recovery Investment Packages acting as accelerators of the transition towards climate neutrality and healthy ecosystems. The signatories therefore commit to working together, sharing knowledge, exchanging expertise and creating synergies to deliver the investment decisions we need.
Ecopreneur.eu is looking forward to work with the alliance based on the collective experience of its company members. As Manfred Mühlberger, Chairman of Ecopreneur.eu, said earlier: ‘As dramatic as the current crisis is, it also offers a possibly unique opportunity to give a strong green emphasis to all Covid-19 emergency funds‘. Ecopreneur.eu urges the EU to go full speed ahead with implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP) while integrating 11 key missing measures. Our recent response to the new Circular Economy Action Plan can be downloaded here.