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The European Green Deal provides an action plan to

  • boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy
  • restore biodiversity and cut pollution

The plan outlines investments needed and financing tools available. It explains how to ensure a just and inclusive transition.

The EU aims to be climate neutral in 2050. We proposed a European Climate Law to turn this political commitment into a legal obligation.

Reaching this target will require action by all sectors of our economy, including

  • investing in environmentally-friendly technologies
  • supporting industry to innovate
  • rolling out cleaner, cheaper and healthier forms of private and public transport
  • decarbonising the energy sector
  • ensuring buildings are more energy efficient
  • working with international partners to improve global environmental standards

The EU will also provide financial support and technical assistance to help those that are most affected by the move towards the green economy. This is called the Just Transition Mechanism. It will help mobilise at least €100 billion over the period 2021-2027 in the most affected regions.


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Policy areas


Measures to protect our fragile ecosystem

From Farm to Fork

Ways to ensure more sustainable food systems

Sustainable agriculture

Sustainability in EU agriculture and rural areas thanks to the common agricultural policy (CAP)

Clean energy

Clean energy

Sustainable industry

Ways to ensure more sustainable, more environmentally-respectful production cycles

Building and renovating

The need for a cleaner construction sector

Sustainable mobility

Promoting more sustainable means of transport

Eliminating pollution

Measures to cut pollution rapidly and efficiently

Climate action

Making the EU climate neutral by 2050