Working Groups 2019 – 2024
Greening the economy
“I want the European Green Deal to become Europe’s hallmark,” said European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, as she tasked Frans Timmermans overseeing Europe’s goal of achieving climate neutrality by mid-century.
Climate neutrality “is a long-term economic imperative,” she stressed, saying “those who act first and fastest will be the ones who grasp the opportunities from the ecological transition.”
Greening our economy and our lives is a key policy issue for several years, and has a large public and popular interest. It touches many aspects and all industries, and the choices to be made are complex, requires large investment, and is strongly multi disciplinary.
The common ground between different stakeholders and sectors is often difficult to find.
The purpose of this working group is to find and prioritise key themes or issues from the stakeholder perspective, especially those that are cross cutting and where policy can make the biggest difference. The second step is to formulate recommendations within these priorities to MEP’s and the Commission. These recommendations should be actionable and not merely a wish list.
- Climate neutrality
- Circular Economy etc.
Seán Kelly, MEP, Member of the K4I Forum in the European Parliament