Turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities

A clear indication of the EU’s commitment to tackling climate change, the European Green Deal is at the heart of EU policymaking and the region’s growth strategy.

It encapsulates the EU’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2050 and provides an action plan to boost the efficient use of resources by moving to a clean, circular economy and at the same time, restore biodiversity and cut pollution.

A sustainable transition that is just and socially fair is a key priority for all of the EU’s international cooperation projects. As a strategic partner, the EU supports ASEAN and its Member States with initiatives to increase the region’s adaptability and resilience to the impacts of climate change, protect its rich biodiversity, and strengthen its disaster preparedness and response.

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The European Green Deal

The overarching aim of the European Green Deal is to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions within the EU and deliver a pollution-free environment by 2050. Advances in transport, agriculture systems and ecosystems and biodiversity are all required, as well as efforts to further develop a circular economy that ensures products can be reused and recycled. From 2021 to 2027, 35 percent of the EU’s research funding will be dedicated to developing climate-friendly technologies.