After this, we felt like it was time for our activism to evolve and for us to get closer to the decision-making process at the European level. We started an internship in the Greens/EFA group in February 2020 and decided to write regular open reports to share information on the preparation of the green deal within the Parliament.
We want to build the bridge between the climate activists in the streets and the politicians in the parliament. We would like to offer the young activists more information about the internal tradeoffs to pressure the right points and debate with our politicians to show them there are millions of people all around the world ready and waiting for change.
With this report we will follow the different steps of the green deal and try to identify the weak spots which will require external pressure.
The European Green Deal
is a pact that was launched by the President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen. It aims to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. According to the European Commission
this is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times; the European Green Deal is the most ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from a sustainable green transition. Measures accompanied by an initial plan of key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment.
But let us pause for a second and tell you in a few lines what the European Union actually is, and what they do.