To meet the challenge of climate change and ensure a fair and inclusive transition, Ursula Von der Leyen presented, on Wednesday 11 December, a Commission action plan to provide the Union with the necessary instruments to make Europe the first carbon neutral continent by 2050.
Climate, environment, finance, agriculture, health, biodiversity… this global and unprecedented initiative was intended by the institutions and elected representatives to curb the chaotic evolution of the climate because acting against it is the Union’s responsibility towards its citizens and all humanity.
The new Parliament has asked the Commission very strongly for this “Green Deal”, and it is only a starting point. It will now be necessary to ensure that it becomes, very quickly, the ecological and social backbone of all future legislation.
The European Commission presented the Deal on 11 December:
The resolution of the European Parliament ahead of the COP 25, voted on 28 November 2019: