As the climate crisis intensifies, EU legislators are working on updating the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD) and the Consumer Rights Directive (CRD) to better protect consumers against common greenwashing practices and equip them for a green economy. However, the current proposal – “Empowering Consumers for the Green Transition” – will not effectively end greenwashing.
In this open letter, leading civil society organisations call upon all EU policymakers to protect consumers and enable them to understand and embrace their role in Europe’s green transition. Action is urgently needed. This letter accompanies the 2023 Corporate Climate Responsibility Monitor and its associated recommendations.