Problematic measures to be addressed during the ongoing assessment of Recovery and Resilience Plans
Briefing | 9 June 2021
This briefing provides a compilation of assessments of recovery plans submitted to the Recovery and Resilience Facility. The document was prepared in cooperation with Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, EuroNatur and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) that put together their efforts of assessing 14 national recovery plans from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Estonia, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. The document can serve the European Commission in the ongoing assessment and calls attention to the most problematic measures included in the plans. It also highlights the environmental conditionalities which all plans should comply to and that were often not reached:
- 37% climate action target
- ‘Do no significant harm’ principle
- Accordance with existing EU environmental legislation, policy and Strategies.
Full assessments prepared by Bankwatch on energy transformation can be found here: https://bankwatch.org/eu and the assessments focused on biodiversity (prepared together with EuroNatur) can be found here: Building back biodiversity: How EU Member States fail to spend the recovery fund for nature – Bankwatch