Right currently, the European Commission is functioning in the direction of settling its lasting financing taxonomy, a site guideline that from following year will certainly specify what can be classified as a lasting financial investment in the EU. BirdLife Europe belongs to the European Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance sharing knowledge on what this guideline need to appear like. However, the taxonomy that was intended to be the gold requirement to avoid greewashing is currently in deep threat of coming to be the greenwashing device.
Alongside researchers as well as various other ecological teams, BirdLife Europe has in an open letter to the European Commission shared deep issues regarding the greenwash-enabling course the taxonomy dangers heading down with its labelling system for lasting financial investments.
The notaries of the open letter state: “Should national politics as well as lobbying dominate scientific research, it is our obligation to educate you that we would certainly be compelled to reassess our payment to the Platform.” The letter comes as a feedback to the draft environment Taxonomy Delegated Act dripped recently. which violations the Taxonomy Regulation, especially on its requirements for forestry, bioenergy as well as fossil gas which remain in straight opposition with environment scientific research.
Put just, the draft Taxonomy Regulation would certainly classify tasks that create considerable damage to the environment as ‘lasting’. Should it go on with its present proposition, the taxonomy will certainly weaken the EU’s Green Deal, which lays out to make the EU a frontrunner in the environment battle. It would certainly be much more dangerous to capitalists than currently, as they would moderately anticipate the taxonomy to have actually established high sustainability requirements as well as can misguide them right into making unsustainable financial investments. It would certainly likewise punish industries materializing initiatives to adhere to the Paris Agreement.
We are quickly requiring fossil gas to be eliminated from theTaxonomy Similarly, the requirements that categorize forestry as well as bioenergy as “considerably adding to environment reduction” have no clinical basis.
The open letter can be reviewed right here.