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Press release: Italian Recovery Plan completely ignores nature – despite Commission guidelines

<img src="https://pumilo.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/press-release-italian-recovery-plan-completely-ignores-nature-despite-commission-guidelines.jpg"><p>To help Member States counteract the social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Commission launched a “Recovery and Resilience Facility” (RRF) in February 2021. The RRF will make €672.5 billion in loans and grants available to support reforms and investments undertaken by Member States to make European economies and societies more sustainable, resilient and better prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the green and digital transitions. The Commission requires that a minimum of 37% of each Member States Recovery Plans must go towards climate action. Italy not only fails to reach this target allocating around 30%, but also fails to invest in the restoration of natural ecosystems, a crucial element of any meaningful climate policy.</p>

To help Member States counteract the social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Commission launched a “Recovery and Resilience Facility” (RRF) in February 2021. The RRF will make €672.5 billion in loans and grants available to support reforms and investments undertaken by Member States to make European economies and societies more sustainable, resilient and better prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the green and digital transitions. The Commission requires that a minimum of 37% of each Member States Recovery Plans must go towards climate action. Italy not only fails to reach this target allocating around 30%, but also fails to invest in the restoration of natural ecosystems, a crucial element of any meaningful climate policy.

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