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The transformation towards a globally competitive and resilient industry

Europe aims to be the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. How to achieve this goal?  The European Green Deal.

In December of 2019, the European Commission presented the European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.

Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, the European Green Deal will transform the EU into a modern, competitive, and resource-efficient economy while ensuring:

– no net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050
– economic growth decoupled from resource use

The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, boosting the economy, improving people’s health and quality of life, caring for nature, and leaving no one behind.

Energy production and use account for more than 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. Decarbonising the EU’s energy system is therefore central to achieving our 2030 climate targets and the EU’s long-term strategy of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. The well-being and health of future generations is at stake, so Europe needs to ensure clean air, clean water, healthy soil and food, and biodiversity.

The European Green Deal focuses on 3 key principles for a clean energy transition, which will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve the quality of life of our citizens:

1. securing secure and affordable energy supply in the EU

2. developing a fully integrated, interconnected and digitised EU energy market

3. prioritise energy efficiency, improve the energy performance of our buildings and develop an energy sector based largely on renewable sources.

To guarantee future-proof jobs and training for the transition is another task where ExpSkills can help. A globally competitive and resilient industry is coming, we need to be prepared. Time is running!

More information hereà A European Green Deal (europa.eu)

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), body of the European Union
This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

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