Please register here to our new event of the series “Visions for Europe”: Europe’s green transformation. Can we beat the heat and save our planet?”
During the last years the EU has become the driving force in global climate policy. Fifteen months ago, EU heads of state and government agreed on a new long-term climate policy goal for the EU: to become climate neutral by 2050. This is also the central objective giving guidance to the European Green Deal, and it is about to become legally binding through the EU climate law. It makes the EU the first regional bloc to have committed to going to “net zero” emissions. A few weeks ago the EU adopted with 55 % an even higher 2030 emissions reduction goal. With the recent Leaders Climate Summit the US was successful to restore its place at the head diplomatic table and to create momentum for raising ambitions and leading by exemple. The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in November in Glasgow has to move the global climate agenda forward.
Where are we in the preparations for COP 26 and how to translate the European Green Deal and the European Climate Law from a political and legal commitment into concrete action all over Europe and on all societal and economic levels?