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Over 400 signatories call to strengthen the mandate of the EU Green Deal

At least 449 cross-sector organisations have come together, united in a robust call to strengthen the mandate of the EU Green Deal.

Companies and associations from across the economy – including chemicals, services, renewables, shipping and consumer goods – have joined with climate and nature NGOs, as well as local government representation, to remind EU leaders that the Green Deal is and has been, the engine to drive sustainable growth and security.

“Delivering the Green Deal is a prerequisite to strengthen the EU’s competitiveness and is essential to an Industrial Deal for Europe,” commented Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO of SolarPower Europe. “The Green Deal has given Europe the tools to set a new track towards energy security and sustainable prosperity. Now is the time to modernise Europe’s economy. With the EU elections behind us, 400 economic actors are giving a clear signal to EU leaders: confirm the Green Deal as a strategic priority.”

“The Green Deal is a no brainer: not only is it the only growth path for Europe, but also is it our most powerful shield against the geopolitical risks of energy dependence,” stated Eric Scotto, CEO of Akuo.

“A job half done is as good as none,” pointed out William Todts, Executive Director of Transport & Environment. “We must relaunch the green deal as the EU’s jobs, growth and energy security strategy. Investing in Europe-made batteries, electric vehicles and hydrogen for aviation and shipping should be an absolute top priority.”

The signatories are asking EU leaders, first to confirm the EU Green Deal as a top priority in the next EU Strategic Agenda and complement it with a Clean Industrial Deal that is in line with the Green Deal objectives; second, to align all EU financial instruments with the Green Deal objectives for 2030 and beyond, including establishing a new Clean Industrial Deal Investment Plan as part of the next EU budget and supporting cities and regions in the transition; finally, to appoint an Executive Vice-President for both the Green and Industrial Deals to ensure both competitiveness and decarbonisation objectives are met in the most efficient way.

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