European Green Deal

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The European Green Deal is the European Union's plan to make the EU's economy sustainable and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. It subsequently provides an EU action plan between 2019-2024 to improve resource efficiency by transforming the European economy to a clean, circular economy, restoring biodiversity and reducing pollution.

The plan outlines investments needed and financing tools available to support this ambition, including ensuring a just and inclusive transition for all Europeans. Subject to European Parliament approval, the Green Deal will require a European Climate Law to turn this into a legal obligation on all EU member States.
Reaching this target will require action by all sectors of our economy, including
  • investing in environmentally-friendly technologies
  • supporting industry to innovate
  • implementing cleaner, cheaper and healthier modes of private and public transport
  • decarbonising the energy sector
  • improvinfg buildings energy efficiency
  • working with international partners to improve global environmental standards
  • providing EU financial support and technical assistance to help those that are most affected by the move towards a green economy. This is called the Just Transition Mechanism. It will help mobilise at least €100 billion over the period 2021-2027 in the most affected regions.

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