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Bioenergy Europe joins European alliance for a Green Recovery

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Bioenergy Europe has joined forces with 180 stakeholders to form a European alliance for a Green Recovery.

The initiative, led by Pascal Canfin, chair of the Environment Committee and the European Parliament, is formed of national and European decision-makers, business leaders and trade associations.

The European alliance for a Green Recovery calls for the mobilisation of post-crisis green investment packages to spur a strong economic recovery as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It calls for 'concrete measures' to protect jobs and encourage job creation, and for the necessary support to be provided to all companies, regions and sectors that have suffered from the pandemic.

"We are living in a crisis generating an unprecedented level of uncertainty," said Jean-Marc Jossart, secretary-general of Bioenergy Europe. "Nevertheless, we need to use this moment as an opportunity to rethink our society as a whole. Today, more than ever, we need to exert our utmost efforts to ensure that the future of Europe is based on renewable energy.

"With 10.3% of contribution to the energy mix and more than 700,000 jobs, the bioenergy sector is already a strong socio-economic reality and is committed to contributing to the post-crisis investment decisions needed to reboot and re-boost our economy."