An alliance for a green revival

04/22/2020

Pierre-André de Chalendar joined the Green Recovery alliance, on behalf of Saint-Gobain, in order to develop investment plans aligned with European climate commitments and designed to boost the economy after the crisis.

An alliance for a green revival

The Green Recovery alliance, founded by Pascal Canfin, Chairman of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee, is working to promote green investment plans and ensure that climate and biodiversity commitments are at the forefront of the economic recovery after the crisis. This initiative comes just a few days after EU environment ministers launched an appeal to put the European Green Deal at the heart of the European Union’s post-pandemic recovery plan.

Pierre-André de Chalendar has therefore joined this alliance, on behalf of Saint-Gobain, alongside 180 decision-makers from the world of politics, business, unions, NGOs and think tanks, to collectively develop investment plans aligned with climate commitments and designed to boost the economy after the crisis. As he wrote in his LinkedIn post on 14 April 2020, when the alliance was launched, because the coronavirus crisis is without doubt the greatest challenge facing Europe since the Second World War: “It is more essential than ever to prioritize the European Green Deal and to enshrine the goal of carbon neutrality for Europe by 2050. The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on our societies, creating a violent social, economic and political shock. But it does not eliminate the challenges of climate change. We need to find solutions that are fair and acceptable to everyone. ”

Photo Credit:?? Jean Chiscano.