European Green Deal

The European Green Deal is a package of policy initiatives which aims to set the EU on the path to a “green” transition, with the goal of reaching climate neutrality by 2050. 

The package includes initiatives covering the climate, the environment, energy, transport, industry – including construction, agriculture, and sustainable finance. 

It was launched by the Von der Leyen Commission in December 2019. Under the Green Deal, the Commission has published numerous action plans, strategies and legislative proposals, such as the “Circular Economy Action Plan”, the “Renovation Wave Strategy”, the “Sustainable Products Initiative”, the “EU strategy on adaptation to climate change”, the “Biodiversity Strategy for 2030” or the “Fit for 55 package”. The Fit for 55 package is the most important set of proposals to revise climate-, energy- and transport-related legislation and put in place new legislative initiatives to align EU laws with the EU’s climate goals. It includes inter alia an updated version of the EU Emissions Trading System Directive, an update of the Renewable Energy Directive, a recast Energy Efficiency Directive, or a recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. 


For further details, check out also the following separate sections on Sustainable Finance & EU Taxonomy, Renovation Wave, Circular Economy or Climate Change.

All FIEC Position Papers are available here.


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