NGO letter to the European Commission on the industrial strategy

Civil Society Organisations’ recommendations for the new EU Industrial Strategy – Making the new European industrial strategy an enabler of a just transition to a carbon-neutral, circular and zero-pollution economy.

Europe faces a climate and environmental crisis. Scientists, experts, the political classes and civil society all agree that we urgently need to decarbonise all sectors of our economy if we want to avert the worst consequences of a climate breakdown, address pollution emissions to avoid major health impacts, and biodiversity loss to avoid ecosystem tipping points that will undermine nature’s, societies’ and the economies’ resilience.

The call from European citizens across all countries has resonated in political commitments by all relevant EU institutions and several Member States to achieve carbon neutrality, to increase 2030 climate targets and to move towards a toxic and pollution-free environment. We CSOs believe Europe should reach climate neutrality by 2040 and increase its 2030 climate target to at least -65% emission to be in line with the 1.5°C target of the Paris Agreement and zero-pollution environment by 2030. […]

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