Green Investments at Regional Level
Through Cohesion Policy the EU finances projects at a regional level that helps to boost the local economy and connectivity. WWF has been looking to shift the mentality of the EU so that it no longer commits funds to environmental harmful expenditure like roads, regional airports or direct supports for fossil fuels which are at best only in country’s short term interests.
WWF European Policy Office,
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What are the funds in Cohesion Policy?
The €336 Billion of Cohesion Policy is split into three core funds.
European Regional Development Fund
The ERDF aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by supporting the less developed regions.
European Social Fund
Intervenes to support employment, skills and social inclusion
It serves support big infrastructure projects in the 12 new Eastern Member States.