Sustainable EU funds EU Funds have the potential to create more sustainable societies

28 September 2016

Cash that should be flowing into projects that boost environmental sustainability is instead fuelling outdated carbon-intensive projects like motorways, airports, and fossil-fuel infrastructure, according to a new report on Europe's investment plan released today.

15 September 2016

What should have been two significant contributions to Europe's war chest in the fight against climate change will in fact leave the planet short-changed and open the door to even more polluting fossil fuel projects, argue campaigners at Bankwatch, Friends of the Earth Europe and Climate Action Network Europe.


Friends of the Earth Europe is monitoring EU Structural and Cohesion funds and campaigning for reform of these investments. We want to see the funds used in ways that aid Europe's transformation to a resource-efficient society - one whose energy consumption is low and based on renewable sources, and where biodiversity is protected.


No harmful social or environmental impacts should be allowed to result from these investments.

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