A young European Green Deal: Our ideas for EU climate change action
The European Green Deal seeks to reduce greenhouse emissions and engage citizens and all parts of society to participate in fighting climate change. The goal: Europe shall be the world's first climate-neutral continent. Indeed, the climate emergency has mobilised the EU to commit to a target of climate neutrality across all member states by 2050.
As part of this objective, MEPs voted on 7th October 2020 with a 392 majority to amend the EU’s climate target for 2030, supporting a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the end of the decade, up from 40% formerly.
Now it’s your turn: How can we resolve the climate emergency before it’s too late? What would a young European Green Deal look like?
- If you built a young European Green Deal against climate change, what would you focus on?
- How can the European Parliament encourage Member States to become climate neutral by 2050?
- Could the EU impose sanctions on Member States who fail to work towards these new targets?
- Can global enterprises be influenced by the EU to accept greater responsibility in the fight to climate neutrality by 2050?
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