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European Green Deal

Climate change is a top priority for the new European Commission. With that in mind, today, Wednesday 11 December 2019, the European Commission President Ursual von der Leyen will present the European Green Deal, with the intention to make Europe the first climate-neutral country by 2050. 

The Green Deal is a plan to transition Europe to zero GHG emissions and green the economy. It is a sector-wide communication, which will most likely outline a strategy to address climate neutrality, an increase of the EU’s reduction targets for 2030 and mainstreaming sustainability into all policies, by removing incoherent legislation, setting an action plan on green financing, reviewing the state aid guidelines for environment and energy, revision of the Energy Taxation Directive.

Transport will also be addressed by the European Green Deal. Of particular interest for the aviation sector will be the proposal to reduce the EU ETS Allowances, the revision of the Energy Taxation Directive and a blending-mandate proposal.

Following the Commission’s announcement of the European Green Deal, the European Parliament will have a first debate on it with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans.
 
You may follow the debate via this link on 11 December 2019 from 14:00 to 16:00 (CET).

More information to follow the publication of the European Green Deal.