European Green Deal: combating the climate crisis

31 August 2022
Bosque verde European Green Deal

"Combating climate change is everyone's responsibility and at TECNALIA, we carry this commitment in our DNA"

The European Green Deal is the European Union's tool to address the challenges of climate change

The European Green Deal is a tool that the European Union launched in 2019 to combat the climate crisis. Its main objective is for the European Union to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. In other words, net zero emissions is achieved by offsetting the amount of CO2 emitted with the amount that is removed or reabsorbed from the atmosphere.

In the short term, the goal is to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by55% by 2030, compared with 1990 emissions.

This Deal aims to transform the EU into a sustainable, modern, competitive and resource-efficient economic model that benefits everyone, with no people or places being left behind.

Main benefits of the European Green Deal

  • Clean air, water and land, which in turn enable biodiversity
  • Renovated and energy-efficient buildings
  • Healthy food within everyone's reach
  • More public transport
  • Cleaner energy and cutting-edge technological innovation
  • Products that are more durable and can be repaired, reused and recycled
  • Sustainable jobs for the future and skill training for transition
  • Resilient and globally competitive industry

To achieve the objectives set, the European Commission adopts a series of proposals for action in the fields of climate, environment, energy, transport, agriculture, finance, regional development and industry, with research and innovation as key cross-cutting levers.

Basque Green Deal

The Basque Government joins in with the Basque Green Deal, its own roadmap for Basque society. The deal seeks fair and sustainable economic development, aligning key sectors, such as science and technology, circular economy, industry, energy transition and even the food chain.

TECNALIA and the Green Deal

At TECNALIA, we work with companies and institutions to increase their competitiveness in a sustainable way, so that we contribute to improving people's quality of life. We transform technological research and innovation into prosperity, acting as agents of change for business and society.

This dual impact that we constantly pursue means that we carry the Green Deal in our DNA, with the cross-cutting goal of making the world a better place.

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