As EU leaders talk about the rebuilding of Europe’s economies after the recession, Greenpeace warns that governments are shedding sight of the bodily constraints to financial restoration and the EU’s power machine. The European Commission’s plan for an EU financial technique for 2020 fails to recognise the finite nature of the assets our economies these days rely on, comparable to gasoline, land and water.
Greenpeace EU local weather coverage director Joris den Blanken stated: “Economies crash not only because of greed, fraud and toxic assets, but also because of resources running out. Higher resource consumption will not in itself deliver increased wellbeing for Europeans. With large-scale extinction of animals and plants, drinking water shortages, as well as declining fuel reserves, our economies could run themselves into the ground unless we make them more efficient and more sustainable. Jobs and economic recovery will only be possible if EU leaders have the ambition to see a green agenda through.”