Parlamento Europeu dos Jovens – Moção

Maio 8, 2009

Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
European environmental requirements and international trade: how can the European Union manage to defend a model of environmental excellence without harming the competitiveness of its companies or detracting from the openness of its economy?

Submitted by: Ana Catarina Batista, Ana Cristina Silva, Catarina Agreira, João Luís Cardoso, José Pedro Catré, Margarida Franco and Maria Inês Veríssimo.

The European Youth Parliament:
1) Reminds the importance of developing renewable energies as companies’ main source of energy, so that prices are lowered and therefore the purchasing ability of EU average citizens can be improved as these types of energy are cheap and lucrative after its investment;
2) Emphasizes the need of a sharing agreement, on which every country of the EU contributes with the renewable energies that they are able to produce, according to their different geographical characteristics;
3) Draws attention to the importance of consultancy studies in order to evaluate the best features of each country to maximize the income of energy.
4) Supports the creation of research funds amongst universities or other researching entities, responsible for the development of green energies, new techniques or new ways to take advantage of them;
5) Considers the attribution of social and/or financial benefits to those who:
a) Study and investigate in the fields of sustainable development;
b) Adopt green energies for private usage;
6) Promotes the implementation of certificates to ecological companies as a way of raising public recognition among consumers, leading to their preference for these companies’ products.
7) Encourages the environment friendly companies to associate themselves with noble causes to which they would revert money to and interact with one another in order to compensate for one’s difficulties mutually;
8) Calls upon the establishment of lower taxes for green products, with the aim of equalizing the prices to those companies that do not implement ecological measures;
9) Encourages the foundation of a specific area in major cities, where private cars won’t be allowed to circulate, with the purpose of:
a) Reducing the emission of greenhouse gases;
b) Motivating the use of public transports;


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