Serhat TUNAR -TDO- The European Union has unveiled its action plan, known as the Green Deal, to play a leading role in the world in tackling the climate crisis. The announcement was made during the United Nations Climate Conference (COP 25) in Madrid, the capital of Spain.
The action plan, announced by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, aims to make European Union member states carbon-neutral by 2050.
Speaking at the European Parliament, von der Leyen said failure to act on tackling the climate crisis could have grave consequences. "Some say that change will cost a lot, but it is important to remember what it will cost to not move," von der Leyen said, explaining his action plan hours before the European Union leaders ' summit in Brussels.
Von der Leyen wants the European Union to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030. Environmentalists are pressing the European Commission to increase that target to 60 per cent or 70 per cent. This situation has been criticised by some as it could put the industrial sector in trouble in Europe.
European leaders support making all member states carbon-neutral by 2050. In this context, Von der Leyen announced that he would unveil "European Climate Law" by March 2020.