On the 11th of December, while COP25 was taking place in Madrid, European Commission (EC) President Ursula Von der Leyen outlined the new European Green Deal (EGD) proposal. The EGD package aims to couple economic growth and increased wellbeing with care for the environment with the great ambition of becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. It identifies an opportunity for economic growth and increased social welfare in the current climate challenge. The package of measures also includes a roadmap of key policy actions such as cutting emissions, investing in research and innovation and preserving Europe’s environment.

In this context, it is crucial that all stakeholders are involved in the process of transition, to make it just and socially fair. From this concept stems the famous phrase, used by UN Member States when adopting the Agenda 2030: “Leave no one behind”.

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