As bills rise, the planet gets hotter, and the energy crisis rages, fuelled by foreign fossil fuel exports, it’s clear that we cannot continue to burn fossil fuels as we do now. In the European Union (EU), buildings are currently responsible for 36% of carbon emissions – we need to take urgent measures to reduce energy use in our homes. Our people-powered “Unlock” campaign is based on three key demands to make this happen.
True to our commitment to being the bridge between people and the European Central Bank (ECB), ahead of the last monetary dialogue in June we collaborated with our friends at SumOfUs to collect our supporters’ views, expectations and concerns related to the ECB’s work. The results showed overwhelming support for ambitious and proactive environmental actions by the ECB. They also rang a bell about the need for clearer communication from the Central Bank on the effects of its interest rate hikes.
On October 29, Positive Money Europe together with Fairfin placed a car wrecked by the recent floods in front of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB), serving as a staunch reminder that the NBB is bankrolling some of the worst climate offenders,. Thereby, Positive Money Europe joins a global movement of organizations calling for a moratorium on funding companies that undermine climate objectives.
To contribute to the Conference on the future of the EU and the ECB’s strategy review, Positive Money Europe and its partners have launched the European Citizens Bank, a participatory project which empowers citizens to formulate recommendations on the future orientations of the Eurozone’s central banks.
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 crisis, a debate has emerged on whether we should write off public debts owed to central banks. Despite its technical feasibility, debt cancellation is not the first-best proposal to fight for.
Positive Money Europe’s success is underpinned by the backing of over 3,000 dedicated supporters who share our vision of a fair, democratic and sustainable eurozone. We asked them for their opinions on our work and for more information about themselves.