In January 2020, Europe launched its so-called Green Deal encompassing a new growth strategy which aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use.
According to European Commission President Ursula von Der Leyen, the Green Deal is supposed to mark Europe’s “man on the moon” moment — but is this still the case after the COVID-19 outbreak?
In this deck, we review the strategy and chart out what can be expected in the months (and years) ahead.
As the European Union deals with the immediate consequences of the coronavirus emergency and maps out a plan to help the economy recover, questions are raised as to whether they will be compatible with environmental goals.
It is, therefore, a pivotal time for organisations to engage with a European Union which is evolving quickly and although has been forced to shift focus from the initial priorities, is still determined to take the lead in promoting a climate-neutral economy by making new connections, engaging with key players, and leveraging new-age techniques to achieve strategic aims.