November 30, 2008
In the US, twenty-nine of the biggest NGOs published a 391-pages policy document with recommendations for the new Obama administration on how to start the transition to a green and clean economy.
The impressive report includes detailed proposals on how to endorse legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 35% before 2020 and and 80% cut compared to 1990 by 2050.
The Gristmill blog has a good summary of the main action points of the “Transition to Green” report. The Natural Resources Defence Council’s (NRDC – one of the organisations behind the report) blog explains the sense of urgency behind this unusual coalition and the policy document they agreed on.
I hope we can bring our own European social, development and environmental NGOs together around a similar policy recommendation report before next year’s European Parliament election. Anyone who wants to take the lead, let me know.Author : Willy De Backer