The European Green Deal is a set of policy initiatives by the European Commission with the overarching aim of making Europe climate neutral in 2050. An impact assessed plan will also be presented to increase the EU’s greenhouse gas emission reductions target for 2030 to at least 50% and towards 55% compared with 1990 levels.
The plan is to review each existing law on its climate merits, and also introduce new legislation on the circular economy, building renovation, biodiversity, farming and innovation.
Industry still represents 20% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions.
According to Mrs. Eleni Paleologou, leader of the Communication Team of the European Commission Representation in Greece, Green Growth, through the circular economy model, is the only answer in the post-COVID-19 era. Projects funded from EU’s Horizon2020 such as AccelWater, SCREEN or RESYNTEX, can help towards transition to the circular economy in the regions of the EU.
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