Global decarbonisation requires massive and bold measures, sustained by consistent political support. The European Union has been a first mover with the launch of its European Green Deal in 2019 pursuing climate neutrality by 2050. To reach this ambition, cooperation among countries both within the EU and beyond its borders is crucial. This means planning to deliver structural change beyond the political cycle and building long-lasting partnerships to achieve climate neutrality and sustainable, inclusive economic growth. A lack of vision and long-term strategy, also triggered by electoral shifts, could fragment the EU, fragilise energy security, lead to economic losses as well as derail decarbonisation.
Authors: Nathalie Tocci, Margherita Bianchi, Victor Burguete, Marc-Antoine Eyl-Mazzega, Marco Giuli, Jean-Michel Glachant, Pier Paolo Raimondi, Simone Tagliapietra, Harry Tzimitras, Matteo Urbani