EU Green Deal ‘hangs on social justice and innovation’ warns think-tank

The European Commission will only be able to build sufficient political support for its green deal and climate neutrality by 2050 if it matches its ambition with social justice and innovation, a leading European think-tank has warned.

In a policy brief, the Paris-based Jacques Delors Institute says the EU needs a coalition, narrative and flagship projects to pave the way for the “hard" policy decisions that will turn the European Green Deal from vision to reality. 

It calls the green deal the most important EU endeavour since the creation of the single market 30 years ago, and urges the von der Leyen commission to learn from the political strategy which enabled that.

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