Everyone has been talking about it for a while now: the Green Deal. Launched by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen (who made it one of her top priorities), it concerns the whole of the European Union and will oblige all member countries to act for the climate.
But what is behind these nine letters? What measures, what changes, what impact for the countries? WindEurope, an industry group that advocates the switch to wind power, sums it up in just 3 minutes.
The main objective: a climate-neutral Europe by 2050. And how? The video details the proposed initiatives to achieve this: legally ratifying the zero-carbon objective, raising the greenhouse gas reduction objective and the renewable energy use objective, taxing certain imports from less climate-friendly countries or adopting a new industrial, transport and electricity strategy…
Although 2050 is the long-term objective, results will in fact be expected as early as 2030. Energy and climate plans will soon be implemented to facilitate this transition and to support all countries. They include an investment fund of one thousand billion euros.