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.

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Clean Energy

Sustainable Industry

Building and Renovating

Sustainable mobility

Biodiversity

From Farm to Fork

Eliminating pollution

 

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Communication and roadmap on the European Green Deal

Commission Communication on the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan

Proposal for a regulation establishing the Just Transition Fund

Amendments to the Common Provisions Regulation

 

Recent Developments

January 2020

The Commission has released its roadmap for the European Green Deal, outlining all policy areas that will be affected by the Green Deal.

 

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An Economy that Works for People

The EU, over the past decades, has developed an economy which has allowed its beneficiaries to thrive, however, the European Commission understands the need for an economy to serve all of its citizens in a socially fair manner which, at the same time, promotes growth and development. The Commission has made it one of its key priorities to ensure that the economy works for all of its people. This will be achieved by deepening the economic and monetary union while at the same time making it more democratically accountable and stable. The Commission will also focus on increasing investment with the objective of further growth and jobs.

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A deeper and fairer economic and monetary union

Internal Market

Jobs, growth and investment

European Semester

Boosting Jobs

 General Documents

Communication and Annex on a Strong Social Europe for Just Transitions

First-stage consultation of social partners on Fair Minimum Wages in the EU

A strong social Europe for just transitions

 Recent Developments

February 2020

On February 5, the Commission launched a public debate on the future of the EU’s economic governance following the release of a review on the economic surveillance framework’s effectiveness. The framework guides Member States to achieve fiscal and economic policy targets.

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A Europe Fit for the Digital Age

The new European Commission recognises that an increased dependency on digitalisation is necessary to achieve climate neutrality, improve access to online services and to make Europe into a global technological leader. Increased digital dependency can only be successful if it protects the privacy rights of users through the data protection law (GDPR) and increase’s its efficiency by improving e-commerce, for both consumers and companies. For these to be achievable, new rules must be developed to accommodate technological advancements which benefit the economy and society. These measures constitute the Commission’s digital strategy plan and aim to make the EU fit for the digital age

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Data Protection

Better access to online goods for consumers and businesses

The right environment for digital networks and services

Economy & Society

European data strategy

General Documents

Communication on Shaping Europe’s digital future

White Paper on Artificial Intelligence: a European approach to excellence and trust

Commission Report on safety and liability implications of AI, the Internet of Things and Robotics

Factsheets: a Europe fit for the Digital Age

Recent Developments

March 2020

The industrial sector of Europe must remain as competitive as possible to deal with the challenges of globalisation. With this in mind, the Commission has released its new Industrial Strategy which will ensure not only ensure Europe’s digitalisation but assist in making it greener and more circular.

February 2020

The Commission revealed its digitalisation plan for Europe, which will allow digitalisation to empower society, priorities citizens, creates opportunities and protects Europe’s democracy and economy.

 

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