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“EU Green Recovery Package Sets A Marker For The World”

“The bloc is showing the way in rebuilding coronavirus-ravaged economies to fight the climate emergency”

“The European commission has put down a marker for the world with its green recovery package. It sets a high standard for other nations, using the rebuilding of coronavirus-ravaged economies to tackle the even greater threat of the climate emergency, in principle at least.

With the world fast approaching the point when climate chaos becomes inevitable, how the trillions of recovery dollars – or euros – are spent is a use-it-or-lose-it moment, so what the EU does really matters. Climate change is a global crisis, meaning all nations must act and some must lead the way.

Under Donald Trump, the US is slashing green protections while the biggest polluter, China, is sending mixed messages by backing coal power stations as part of its recovery. The UK, host of the next critical UN summit, has been all but silent.”

Damian Carrington reports for the Guardian May 28, 2020.


“EU Pledges To Stay Green In Recovery From Coronavirus” (AP)

“EU Recovery Fund Has ‘Green Strings' But No Ban On Fossil Fuels” (Reuters)