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The European Green Deal

legislation type Executive
Plan
Passed in 2019
This Communication from the European Commission to the other European Institutions provides an initial roadmap of key policies and strategies required to achieve the European Union's "new growth strategy", centred on the concept of the European Green Deal. It aims at enhancing the union's climate targets and sets four core goals: 1) climate-neutrality by 2050, 2) protection of human life, animals and plants by cutting pollution, 3) helping companies become world leaders in clean products and technologies, and 4) help ensure a just and inclusive transition. These goals should be reached by developing a circular economy, decarbonising the energy sector, renovate buildings, support the industry to innovate, and green private and public transport systems.

Documents

  • at least 50% and towards 55% GHG emissions reductions by 2030
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2030
  • net zero by 2050
    Economy-wide | Target year: 2050
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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