Behind the ‘green recovery’: How the EU recovery fund is failing to protect nature and what can still be saved
Our report shines a spotlight on the implementation of recovery funds and reveals a series of harmful reforms and investments for biodiversity set to be financed in nine central and eastern European Member States.
We expose the risks of international public finance and bring critical updates from the ground. We believe that the billions of public money should work for people and the environment.
Listen to Bankwatch’s EU Policy Officer for Biodiversity Daniel Thomson and Thomas Freisinger, the EU Policy Officer at EuroNatur, talk with our host Michaela Kožmínová, Bankwatch Communications officer. We discuss a missed opportunity for addressing the biodiversity crisis in recovery plans and why the EU’s ‘green recovery’ doesn’t support nature. Our experts also provide insights into projects that may harm nature. We conclude by discussing that the cost of inaction on biodiversity loss outweighs the investments needed.