On 11 December 2019 the Commission chaired by president von der Leyen proposed The European Green Deal – a package of measures for a sustainable transition to green economy. The document provides a roadmap with actions to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy, to restore biodiversity and cut pollution.
Proposals of the European Green Deal include:
- adopting the European Climate Law that would transform promises to legal oblications;
- decarbonising the energy sector;
- ensuring buildings are more energy efficient – buildings use 40% of our energy;
- supporting industry to innovate. Only 12% of materials are recycled and brought back into the economy in Europe;
- rolling out cleaner, cheaper and healthier forms of private and public transport. Transport represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions.
On 4 March 2020 the Commission initiated an open public consultation on the new European Climate Pact. This initiative aims to give citizens and all parts of society a voice and role in designing new actions, launching grassroots activities, sharing information and showcasing solutions that others can follow. The input received will be used for shaping the Climate Pact.
The Estonian national strategy on climate change adaptation titled „Climate Change Adaptation Development Plan until 2030“ (hereinafter Development Plan) was adopted by the Government on 2 March 2017.
Keywords: European Union; climate change, climatic changes; global warming; climate change adaptation; climate policy, European Green Deal
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Editor: Li Lind