Ministers ignore environment and start money grab at EU Council
“If the EU wants to get out of the current mess it will have to look towards building a Green Economy that can use Cohesion Funding and the Common Agricultural Policy, in tandem, to protect nature and generate green jobs. The research is there to prove that the EU budget can be spent in better ways, like supporting renewable energy, sustainable transport or energy savings.”
Philippe Carr, Media & Communications,
WWF: European Policy Office,
Tel: +32 476 25 68 79
WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with over 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.