President Lagarde, will it be a Merry Christmas or a Merry Crisis?

President Lagarde, will it be a Merry Christmas or a Merry Crisis?

2022 has shown how important it is to live in homes that can protect us from the reckless actions of petrostates, and from skyrocketing fossil energy prices. For many families, it will be hard, if not impossible, to enjoy the Christmas period in healthy and comfortable homes. EU institutions, including the European Central Bank (ECB), can make sure that this will be the last Christmas of this kind. 

Unlocking home renovation in Europe

Unlocking home renovation in Europe

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.

A people’s monetary dialogue: what our supporters want from the ECB

A people’s monetary dialogue: what our supporters want from the ECB

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.

A car wreck says more than a 1000 words

A car wreck says more than a 1000 words

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.

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