Author: European Commission
Date: December 2019
Why this report was selected?
Various sources have reported that global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel is on course to record to an all time high in 2019. An epidemic that undermines the performance of several sustainable initiatives based on collective ambitions such as the UN's Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals. The EU is in response, looking to implement planned and effective measures to amplify it's contributions and to protect it's citizens from the environment-related risks and impacts posed by climate change. Resulting in a deal, the European Commission publishes, 'European Green Deal', containing the EU's revamped commitments.
Some key points:
- A zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment
- Preserving and restoring ecosystems and biodiversity
- A fair, healthy and environmentally friendly food system
- Accelerating shift to sustainable and smart mobility
- Building and renovating in an energy and resource efficient way
- Mobilizing industry for a clean and circular economy
- Supplying clean, affordable and secure energy
- EU's Climate ambitions to increase for 2030 and 2050
EUROPEAN COMMISSION. COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS “The European Green Deal.” https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld (December 13, 2019).