A young European Green Deal: Our ideas for EU climate change action
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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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