Promoting a green and sustainable recovery

The European Green Deal was first presented in December 2019 as the EU’s pledge to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050 and comes with an action plan to promote a cleaner environment, more affordable clean energy, smarter transport, circular economy, and new jobs in greener industries.

One of the key components of the European Green Deal is ensuring a just transition for all, with actions in this area promoting the importance of environmental sustainability for people and the economy. EU initiatives support ASEAN and its Member States in their adaptability and resilience to the impacts of climate change, protect its rich biodiversity and strengthen its disaster preparedness and response.

Launched during the Third ASEAN-EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development on 18 November 2021, the Green Team Europe Initiative in partnership with ASEAN / South East Asia will support the ambition to create a fairer, greener, and more sustainable future. The initiative is backed by an initial €30 million grant from the EU budget and will be implemented in synergy with the European Green Deal and the ASEAN Community Vision 2025.