A clean planet for all

04 December 2018

Article: 52/4811

On 28 November 2018, the European Commission (EC) adopted a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050, ‘A clean planet for all’.

The strategy shows how Europe can lead the way to climate neutrality by investing in realistic technological solutions, empowering citizens, and aligning action in key areas such as industrial policy, finance, or research – while ensuring social fairness for a just transition.

Following invitations by the European Parliament and the European Council in March 2018, the commission’s vision for a climate-neutral future covers nearly all EU policies and is in line with the Paris Agreement objective to keep the global temperature increase to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to keep it to 1.5°C. This must be achieved by 2050, if the EU is to lead the world towards climate neutrality.

Source: EC, 28 November 2018