What is the European Green Deal?
The European Green Deal is a set of policies proposed by the European Commission to make the European Union's (EU) economy more sustainable and climate-neutral. The goal is to achieve a climate-neutral EU by 2050, meaning that the EU would have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by that date.
One of the main focuses of the European Green Deal is on decarbonization, which includes increasing the use of renewable energy, reducing the use of fossil fuels, and improving energy efficiency.
Another focus of the European Green Deal is on sustainable transportation, including measures to promote electric vehicles and alternative forms of transportation, such as cycling and walking.
Another focus is on building and renovation of residential and commercial building to be highly energy efficient and contributing to reaching climate-neutrality.
Another key area is on sustainable agriculture, which includes measures to promote organic farming, reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers, and increase the use of agroforestry.
The European Green Deal also includes a focus on conservation and restoration of biodiversity, and efforts to reduce pollution and waste, as well as a support for innovative industry and research in the field of clean energy and clean technologies.
Overall the goal of European Green Deal is to make European society and economy sustainable and climate-neutral by 2050, while promoting economic growth and creating new job opportunities.