The European Green Deal (EGD) is the European Commission’s flagship initiative for the coming 5 years. Launched in December 2019, the EGD’s overall aim is to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. A first roadmap of planned cross-cutting measures for 2020 includes a proposed European ‘Climate Law’ enshrining the 2050 neutrality objective; a Circular Economy Action Plan with a particular focus on resource-intensive sectors such as textiles, construction, electronics and plastics; an EU industrial strategy to address the twin challenge of green and digital transformation, and new sectoral sustainable strategies for chemicals, finance, mobility and energy.

Passerelle together with its global partner, AmpliaGroup, has created a blog series on the EGD and the opportunities it creates for sustainable industries. Subsequent blogs will focus on specific implications of the EGD in the energy, food and environment sectors.

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