Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal, the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from sustainable green transition.
Measures accompanied with an initial roadmap of key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment.
Supported by investments in green technologies, sustainable solutions and new businesses, the Green Deal can be a new EU growth strategy. Involvement and commitment of the public and of all stakeholders is crucial to its success.
Above all, the European Green Deal sets a path for a transition that is just and socially fair. It is designed in such a way as to leave no individual or region behind in the great transformation ahead.
- For the coming year, a NEW EU FOREST STRATEGY is expected. It will have as its key objective effective afforestation and forest preservation and restoration in Europe, to help to increase the absorption of CO2, reduce the incidence of forest fires and promote the bioeconomy, in full respect for ecological principles favourable to biodiversity. The national strategic plans under the common agriculture policy should incentive forest managers to preserve, grow and manage forest sustainably.