EEB: Sustainability and Wellbeing Pact: The climate is right for radical change
In a bold shift away from the prevalent culture of quick fixes and partial remedies, a group of prominent academics and policy experts in the field of system change from across Europe will issue, on Thursday 9 May (Europe Day), an open letter to the European Union to adopt a new Sustainability and Wellbeing Pact.
An initiative of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), the letter, which has 212 signatories, focuses on three main areas of systemic change:
- Replacing the policy fixation on economic growth with a focus on human and ecological welfare
- Shift the tax burden away from taxing labour and towards taxing wealth and polluting activities
- Implement zero-waste strategies that place the impetus on resource efficiency
Please find more information and the open letter available in many languages here.