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  • 9th May 2019 - 10:08 GMT

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.

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