European Green Deal
First European Innovation Council “Green Deal” funding awarded
First call for proposals under Innovation Fund launched
The European Green Deal is the European Commission's strategy for becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Supported by investments in green technologies, sustainable solutions and new businesses, the Green Deal is aiming at being a new EU growth strategy. To achieve this, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented a package of measures accompanied by an initial roadmap of key policies including cutting emissions, preserving Europe’s natural environment and investing in research and innovation. Horizon Europe will play a central role by leveraging national public and private investment. Over 35% of Horizon Europe spending will contribute to climate objectives. Partnerships and missions contribute to this ambition.
Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans will be in charge of leading and coordinating the work on the European Green Deal.