‘Green mining’ is a myth: the case for cutting EU resource consumption
Published by: EEB

The EU is already extracting and consuming a dangerous proportion of the world’s limited resources, with disastrous impacts on people and nature, while the green transition risk causing a further increase in metals and minerals mining.

This report by the European Environmental Bureau and Friends of the Earth Europe calls on the EU to use the green transition as an opportunity to tackle the root causes of the broader climate and environmental crises – an economic system which drives overconsumption and social inequities in all sectors. As an urgent first step, the EU must set a material footprint reduction target of 65%.

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White Paper on Sustainable Resource Management in the EU
The right to say no: a legal toolbox for communities affected by mining in the EU
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