A few days before the COP24 climate conference starts in Katowice in Poland, the European Commission adopted on November 28 a strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy by 2050.

The strategy shows how Europe can lead the way to climate neutrality by investing into realistic technological solutions, empowering citizens, and aligning action in key areas such as industrial policy, finance, or research – while ensuring social fairness for a just transition, the European Commission said.

Following the invitation by the European Council in March 2018, the Commission’s vision for a climate neutral future covers nearly all EU policies and is in line with the Paris Agreement objective to keep temperature increase to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to keep it to 1.5°C. For the EU to lead the world towards climate neutrality means achieving it by 2050, the Commission said.

European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič warned that people cannot safely live on a planet with a climate that is out of control.

 

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