Resource justice In a world of finite resources, Europe must stop consuming more than its fair share

4 September 2020

The European Commission has released new plans to access certain raw materials. They include an updated list of raw materials deemed critical for the EU; and an associated action plan.

11 June 2020

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Europe is more dependent on imported resources than any other region in the world. As the global population increases, nations in the Global South expand their economies, and more people lead resource-intensive lifestyles, there is more pressure than ever on the earth's decreasing resources. This reinforces social inequalities and environmental damage.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe is calling for resource justice. We need Europe's resource use to be measured, and consumption levels to reduce. We recognise the environmental, economic and social benefits of reducing Europe's resource consumption, and advocates for a sufficiency-led approach to resource consumption.

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