At the initiative of Pascal Canfin, Chair of the Environment Committee at the European Parliament, 180 political decision-makers, business leaders, trade unions, NGOs, and think tanks have come together to form a European alliance for a Green Recovery.

This first pan-European call for mobilisation on post-crisis green investment packages will work to build the recovery and transformation plans which enshrine the fight against climate change and biodiversity as a key pillar of the economic strategy. Sharing the belief that the economic recovery will only come with massive investments to protect and create jobs and to support all companies, regions and sectors that have suffered from the economy coming to a sudden halt, the alliance commits to contribute to the post-crisis investment decisions needed to reboot and reboost the economy.

The signatories of the letter represent millions of employees from Europe’s renewable energy and energy efficiency value chains across the electricity, heating, cooling, building and transport sectors as well as supportive associations.

They call on the EU Commission to:

  • Fully integrate the proposed economic stimulus packages and the European Green Deal (as proposed by the European Council). Investments in a zero-carbon infrastructure and innovative solutions are the best and most cost-effective route to economic recovery on a national and supranational level while at the same time preparing the grounds for a secure and sustainable energy system.
  • Bring forward the necessary investments for rapid recovery.
  • Use the stimulus packages to accelerate investments in energy efficiency, renewable heating and cooling, electricity, mobility, zero-carbon buildings, and industrial processes.
  • Ensure ongoing supply of clean energy and ongoing investments in energy transition can continue in the current pandemic as essential services.


  1. Enzo Amendola, Italian Minister for European Affairs
  2. Per Bolund, Swedish Minister for Financial Markets and Housing;
  3. Elisabeth Borne, French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition
  4. Sergio Costa, Italian Minister of the Environment
  5. Carole Dieschbourg, Luxembourg Minister of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development
  6. Franz Fayot, Luxembourg Minister of Economy, Cooperation and humanitarian Aid
  7. Joao Pedro Matos Fernandes, Portuguese Minister of the Environment and Energy Transition
  8. Leonore Gewessler, Austrian Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology
  9. Pierre Gramegna, Luxembourg Minister for Finance
  10. Dan Jorgensen, Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Utilities
  11. Werner Kogler, Vice-chancellor of Austria
  12. Isabella Lövin, Swedish Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister
  13. Krista Mikkonen, Finnish Minister for Environment and Climate
  14. Brune Poirson, French Secretary of State, attached to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition
  15. Teresa Ribera, Vice President of the Spanish Government – Minister for the Ecological Transition and Demographic challenge
  16. Svenja Schulze, German Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
  17. Claude Turmes, Luxembourg Minister for Energy and Spatial planning
  18. Emmanuelle Wargon, French Secretary of State,
    attached to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition


  1. 3M EMEA
  2. Aldersgate group;
  3. Anheuser-Busch InBev
  4. Covestro
  5. Danone
  6. E.ON SE
  7. EDP
  8. ENEL
  9. ENGIE
  10. Enviva
  11. European Investment Bank
  12. H&M Group
  13. Iberdrola
  14. INGKA group – Ikea
  15. InnoEnergy
  16. Inter IKEA Group
  17. L’Oreal
  18. MAIF
  19. Microsoft
  20. Neste
  21. Nestlé
  22. PepsiCo Europe
  23. Renault group
  24. Royal DSM
  25. Saint Gobain
  26. Schneider Electric
  27. Signify Europe
  28. SITRA
  29. Suez group
  30. Tarkett
  31. The Coca Cola Company’s Western Europe Business Unit
  32. The LEGO Group
  33. Umicore
  34. Unilever
  35. Verallia
  36. Verbund
  37. Volvo Group
  38. We Mean Business  


  2. Agora Energiewende
  3. Associacion Eolica Espanola
  4. Association Française des Sociétés financières
  5. AVERE
  6. Bioenergy Europe
  7. CAN Europe
    European Climate Foundation
  8. CDP Europe
  9. Center of Energy Efficient Solutions
  10. Climate Leadership Coalition
  11. Confédération of European Paper Industries
  12. Corporate Leaders Group
  13. European Alliance of Company for Energy Efficiency in Buildings
  14. European Alliance to Save Energy
  15. European Building Automation and Control Association
  16. European Environmental Bureau
  17. European Heating Industry
  18. European Insulation Manufacturers Association
  19. European Partnership for Energy and Environment
  20. European Solar Thermal Electricity Association;
  21. Eurocities
  22. EuropeOn
  23. Foundation 2° – German CEOs for Climate Protection;
  24. Deutscher Naturschutzring;
  25. Glass Europe
  26. I4CE
  27. Skift Business Climate Leaders
  28. SmartEn
  29. Solar Heat Europe
  30. SolarPower Europe
  31. Terra Nova
  32. USIPA
  33. WindEurope


  1. Alviina Alametsa, MEP, Greens/ EFA
  2. Eric Andrieu, MEP, Vice-President of the S&D Group
  3. Margrete Auken, MEP, Greens/ EFA
  4. Stéphane Bijoux, MEP, Renew Europe
  5. Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, MEP, Renew Europe
  6. Michael Bloss, MEP, Greens/ EFA
    Simona Bonafe, MEP, Vice-President of the S&D Group  
  7. Biljana Borzan, Vice-President of the S&D Group at the European Parliament
  8. Gilles Boyer, MEP, Quaestor and Member of the Bureau for Renew Europe
  9. Klaus Buchner, MEP, Greens/ EFA
  10. Delara Buckhardt, MEP, S&D
  11. Pascal Canfin, MEP, Chair of the Environment Committee, Renew Europe
  12. Anna Cavazzini, MEP, Greens/ EFA
  13. Catherine Chabaud, MEP, Renew Europe
  14. Mohamed Chahim, MEP, S&D
  15. Olivier Chastel, MEP, Renew Europe
  16. Ilana Cicurel, MEP, Renew Europe
  17. Dacian Ciolos, MEP, President of Renew Europe
  18. Katalin Cseh, MEP, Vice-President of Renew Europe
  19. Miriam Dalli, MEP, Vice-President of the S&D Group
  20. Johan Danielsson, MEP, Coordinator in the Transport Committee, S&D
  21. Paolo De Castro, MEP, Coordinator in the Agriculture Committee, S&D
  22. Petra de Sutter, MEP, Chair of the Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, Greens/EFA
  23. Pascal Durand, MEP, Renew Europe
  24. Bas Eickhout, MEP, Vice-President & Coordinator in the Environment Committee, Greens/EFA
  25. Ismail Ertug, MEP, Vice-President of the S&D Group
  26. Laurence Farreng, MEP, Renew Europe
  27. Fredrik Federley, MEP, Vice-President of Renew Europe
  28. Jonas Fernandez Alvarez, MEP, Coordinator in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, S&D
  29. Helen Fritzon, MEP, Vice-President of the S&D Group
  30. Iratxe Garcia Pérez, MEP, President of the S&D Group
  31. Sven Giegold, MEP, Greens/ EFA
  32. Sandro Gozi, MEP, Renew Europe
  33. Christophe Grudler, MEP, Renew Europe
  34. Bernard Guetta, MEP, Renew Europe
  35. Jytte Guteland, MEP, Coordinator in the Environment Committee, S&D
  36. Martin Häusling, MEP, Greens/ EFA
  37. Valérie Hayer, MEP, Renew Europe
  38. Eero Heinaluoma, MEP, S&D
  39. Martin Hojsik, MEP, Renew Europe
  40. Pär Holmgren, MEP, Greens/EFA
  41. Sophie In’t Veld, MEP, Renew Europe
  42. Yannick Jadot, MEP, Greens/EFA
  43. Agnes Jongerius, MEP, Coordinator in the Employment and Social Affairs Committee, S&D
  44. Radan Kanev, MEP, EPP
  45. Pierre Karleskind, MEP, President of the Fisheries Committee, Renew Europe
  46. Fabienne Keller, MEP, Renew Europe
  47. Ska Keller, MEP, Co-President of the of the Greens/EFA
  48. Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, MEP, S&D
  49. Philippe Lamberts, MEP Co-President of the of the Greens/EFA
  50. Nathalie Loiseau, MEP, Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, Renew Europe
  51. Karen Melchior, MEP, Renew Europe
  52. Tilly Metz, MEP, Greens/ EFA
  53. Iskra Mihaylova, MEP, Vice-President of Renew Europe
  54. Dan Nica, MEP, Coordinator in the Industry Committee, S&D
  55. Ville Niinistö, MEP, Greens/ EFA
  56. Grace O’Sullivan, MEP, Greens/ EFA
  57. Paulus, MEP, Greens/ EFA
  58. Kira Marie Peter-Hansen, MEP, Greens/EFA
  59. Morten Petersen, MEP, Vice-Chair of the Industry Committee, Renew Europe
  60. Pietikainen MEP, EPP
  61. Kati Piri, MEP, Vice-President of the S&D Group
  62. Rovana Plumb, MEP, Vice-President of the S&D Group  Dominique Riquet, MEP, Vice-President of Renew Europe
  63. Michèle Rivasi, MEP, Greens/ EFA
  64. Soraya Rodriguez Ramos, MEP, Renew Europe
  65. Stéphane Séjourné, MEP, Renew Europe
  66. Sylwia Spurek , MEP, S&D
  67. Irène Tolleret, MEP, Renew Europe
  68. Nils Torvalds, MEP, Coordinator in the Environment Committee, Renew Europe
  69. Véronique Trillet-Lenoir, MEP, Renew Europe
  70. Marie-Pierre Vedrenne, MEP, Renew Europe
  71. Pernille Weiss, MEP, EPP
  72. Sarah Wiener, MEP, Greens/ EFA
  73. Michal Wiezik, MEP, EPP
  74. Tiemo Wolken, MEP, S&D
  75. Stephanie Yon Courtin, MEP, Renew Europe
  76. Chrysoula Zacharopoulou, MEP, Renew Europe
  77. Carlos Zorrinho, MEP, S&D.




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