Net-zero pledge in Green Deal is EU’s most ambitious plan yet

Varying interests will be lining up to fight their corner as Europe aims to reorganise and reinvent economic supply chains to ‘reconcile the economy with our planet’

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
15th December, 2019
Net-zero pledge in Green Deal is EU’s most ambitious plan yet
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen: “Our goal is to reconcile the economy with our planet.” Picture: Getty

The unveiling of the European Green Deal last week may prove to be a defining moment for the future of Europe’s economy and the global environment.

“This is Europe’s man-on-the-moon moment,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said. “Our goal is to reconcile the economy with our planet.”

The staggering transformation envisaged by the Green Deal reflects just how wide and deeply rooted the problems are....

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