Three years in, the European Green Deal remains unfulfilled as a long-term vision for decarbonising Europe by 2050, says Esmeralda Colombo at EIEE. To inject new momentum, in this week’s speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, EC President Ursula von der Leyen sketched out a Green Deal Industrial Plan to subsidise the cleantech industry and compete with the rest of the world, notably the US, and the EU Sovereignty Fund to equalise the … [Read more...]
How will we pay for the European Green Deal?
The European Green Deal (EGD), announced on December 11th, sets a 2050 target to make the continent become the first to achieve carbon neutrality. It’s a long-term plan – not yet law – to re-design all EU instruments and includes 50 specific policy initiatives. But nobody yet knows how much money is needed, who will pay (or lend) it, and who will get it. So tense discussions will now begin between the likely payers (such as Germany, the … [Read more...]