In her address, Commission President von der Leyen explained that the European Commission will make an ambitious proposal to increase the 2030 target for emission reduction from 40% to 55% by 2030.
The increase is aimed at putting the European Union on track for climate neutrality by 2050 apart from meeting the already set Paris Agreement obligations ratified by its Member States. President von der Leyen also mentioned the proposed Carbon Adjustment Mechanism and emphasized that this should be a tool that ensures others will follow the European Union’s lead.
The date set for the revision of all of the European Union’s climate and energy legislation will be proposed by the Commission in summer 2021.
Von der Leyen also called for a new ‘European Bauhaus’ – a co-creation platform for architects, engineers and designers, to launch the architectural style of our times, reflecting our aspirations to make Europe the first climate neutral continent by 2050.« Back