Speech by President von der Leyen on the occasion of the COP25 in Madrid

December 3, 2019
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In ten days from now, the European Commission will present the European Green Deal. Our goal is to be the first climate neutral continent by 2050. If we want to achieve that goal, we have to act now, we have to implement our policies now. Because we know that this transition needs a generational change.

[…] In March next year, we will propose the first-ever European Climate Law to make the transition to climate neutrality irreversible.This will include extending emission trading to all relevant sectors, clean, affordable and secure energy, the boosting of the circular economy, a farm to fork strategy as well as a biodiversity strategy. The European Green Deal will open new opportunities in all sectors – from transport to taxation, from food to farming, from industry to infrastructure.

[…] This transition must work for all or it will not work at all.

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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia