BirdLife and 90+ NGOs call on MEPs to halt approval of ‘green’ finance list

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Over 90 environmental and consumer groups have today appealed to the European Parliament to postpone their judgement on sustainable finance rules that would allow logging and the burning of trees to be counted as green investments.

In an open letter, organisations including BirdLife Europe, WWF, Greenpeace, and BEUC call on the 705 MEPs to suspend scrutiny of the EU Commission’s ‘Taxonomy of sustainable investments’ until other crucial policies and pieces of legislation – the Renewable Energy Directive and the EU Forest Strategy, in particular – are disclosed later this year. 

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