Interreg: The European Green Deal and COVID-19, implications for research and innovation
The European Green Deal, which is the European Union new growth strategy, aims to 'transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050 and where economic growth is decoupled from resource use.'
The European Green Deal complies with the United Nations 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It aims to put sustainability and the well-being of citizens at the centre of economic policy, and the SDGs at the heart of the EU’s policymaking and action. The European Green Deal includes a roadmap with a large number of elements and key actions: climate ambition; clean, affordable, and secure energy; industrial strategy for a clean and circular economy; sustainable and smart mobility; greening the Common Agricultural Policy / 'Farm to Fork' strategy; preserving and protecting biodiversity; towards a zero-pollution ambition for a toxic free environment; mainstreaming sustainability in all EU policies; the EU as a global leader; and working together – a European Climate Pact.
The European Green Deal and one of its main components the EU Industrial Strategy have many implications for research and innovation, especially considering the COVID-19 crisis.
This article from Interreg Europe explores the European Green New Deal in the context of COVID-19 and implications for research and innovation. For the full article, see here.