European Green Deal

set of policy initiatives by the European Commission aiming to make Europe climate neutral by 2050

The European Green Deal is a set of policy plans by the European Commission with the aim of making Europe climate neutral in 2050.[1][2] It will increase the EU's greenhouse gas emission reductions target for 2030 to at least 50% and towards 55% compared with 1990 levels.

The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said that the European Green Deal would be Europe's "man on the Moon moment", as the plan would make Europe the first climate-neutral continent. Von der Leyen appointed Frans Timmermans as Executive Vice President of the European Commission for the European Green Deal.

On 13 December 2019, the European Council decided to approve the plan, with a rejection from Poland.[3] On 15 January 2020 the European Parliament voted to support the deal as well.[4]

References change

  1. Tamma, Paola; Schaart, Eline; Gurzu, Anca (2019-12-11). "Europe's Green Deal plan unveiled". POLITICO. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  2. Simon, Frédéric (2019-12-11). "EU Commission unveils 'European Green Deal': The key points". Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  3. Rankin, Jennifer (2019-12-13). "European Green Deal to press ahead despite Polish targets opt-out". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  4. Benakis, Theodoros (2020-01-15). "Parliament supports European Green Deal". European Interest. Retrieved 2020-01-20.