Inspiring practices in greening services for persons with disabilities
Climate change is a major challenge faced by our contemporary society that affects particularly vulnerable groups and among them persons with disabilities. Now more than ever, it is necessary to push for a transformation towards greener economies and societies and think about how to make the green transition inclusive leaving no one behind. Moreover, the green transition should guarantee the full inclusion of people with disabilities in a greening society, where they are empowered to make independently their sustainable choices and actively contribute to the environmental protection.
Care and support services, which are crucial in providing support to vulnerable groups, should play a key role in the green transition, making sure they transform themselves and adapt to the needs of the present and the future, and that people who rely on them are involved in this process.
Following a 2020 Research on the European Green Deal and Social Services showing the opportunities of the Green Deal for the different areas of services for persons with disabilities, this collection of good practices aims to shed light on initiatives helping the care and support sector in its green transition. It aims particularly to facilitate the exchange of experiences and good practices for the uptake of new knowledge. This collection also aims to create a strong evidence base for action.
Freddy Jussien, EASPD Junior Policy and Project Officer
EASPD (2023). Inspiring practices in greening services for persons with disabilities. Brussels.
Brussels, December 2023