25 May: European Green Deal – No time for Plan B

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

The European Union has a desire to lead by example in the field of climate action. President von der Leyen wants to head international negotiations and inspire other global emitters to increase their environmental commitments. Time is short and the European Commission is adamant that the pandemic will not delay nor prevent progress on its Green Deal. 

The European Green Deal aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. In September 2020, the Commission released an impact-assessed climate target plan and amended the climate law proposal to increase …