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European Commission Priorities 2019-24
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European Green Deal
The global effects of climate change are becoming ever more present as time passes. The cost of climate inaction and the continuation of current energy production, industrial and daily habits will lead to irreversible damage. Air pollution will cause hundreds of thousands of premature deaths annually, heat and drought will pose both health, migration and natural habitat risks. These changes in our environment will lead to added strains to EU economies with estimated annual damages reaching €190bn and food prices rising by 20% globally by 2050.
The European Green Deal, proposed by the newly elected European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen in December 2019, has become the centre piece of the new Commission. The Deal aims to make the EU climate-neutral by 2050 by assisting companies to become leaders in clean products and technologies while at the same time guaranteeing a just transition for those effected most by the changes made. Policy areas covered by the Deal include clean energy, energy efficiency of buildings, sustainable mobility and pollution to ensure that climate change is tackled in all major polluting sectors.
Related Documents to Policy Areas
Related Documents to Green Deal
The Commission has released its roadmap for the European Green Deal, outlining all policy areas that will be affected by the Green Deal.