A European Green Deal

Striving to be the first climate-neutral continent


Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the world. To overcome these challenges, Europe needs a new growth strategy that transforms the Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where

  • there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050
  • economic growth is decoupled from resource use
  • no person and no place is left behind

The European Green Deal is our roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable. This will happen by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.PAGE CONTENTS


The European Green Deal provides a roadmap with actions to

  • boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy
  • restore biodiversity and cut pollution.

It outlines investments needed and financing tools available, and explains how to ensure a just and inclusive transition.

The EU will be climate neutral in 2050. To do this, we proposed a European Climate Law turning the political commitment into a legal obligation and a trigger for investment.

Reaching this target will require action by all sectors of our economy, including

  • investing in environmentally-friendly technologies
  • supporting industry to innovate
  • rolling out cleaner, cheaper and healthier forms of private and public transport
  • decarbonising the energy sector
  • ensuring buildings are more energy efficient
  • working with international partners to improve global environmental standards

The EU will also provide financial support and technical assistance to help people, businesses and regions that are most affected by the move towards the green economy. This is called the Just Transition Mechanism and will help mobilise at least €100 billion over the period 2021-2027 in the most affected regions.

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Policy areas


Measures to protect our fragile ecosystem

From Farm to Fork

Ways to ensure more sustainable food systems

Sustainable agriculture

Sustainability in EU agriculture and rural areas thanks to the common agricultural policy (CAP)

Clean energy

Opportunities for alternative, cleaner sources of energy

Sustainable industry

Ways to ensure more sustainable, more environmentally-respectful production cycles

Building and renovating

The need for a cleaner construction sector

Sustainable mobility

Promoting more sustainable means of transport

Eliminating pollution

Measures to cut pollution rapidly and efficiently

Climate action

Making the EU climate neutral by 2050


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Communication and roadmap on the European Green DealEnglishDownloadAvailable languages (22)Commission Communication on the Sustainable Europe Investment PlanEnglishDownloadAvailable languages (22)Proposal for a regulation establishing the Just Transition Fund14 January 2020EnglishDownloadAvailable languages (23)Amendments to the Common Provisions RegulationEnglishDownloadAvailable languages (23)Commission proposal for a regulation: European Climate Law04 March 2020EnglishDownloadAvailable languages (23)Commission Proposal for a Decision: A European Year of Rail (2021)04 March 2020EnglishDownloadAvailable languages (23)Publication: A new Circular Economy Action Plan for a Cleaner and More Competitive EuropeEnglishDownloadCommunication: A new Circular Economy Action Plan for a Cleaner and More Competitive Europe11 March 2020EnglishDownloadAvailable languages (22)

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