The discussion on climate targets both for 2030 and 2050 has not been forgotten.
What potential does digitalisation hold to foster climate action – not only in crises but in general?
Within the climate community, I see that the policy discussions have become much more inclusive, as you no longer have to travel to Brussels to participate in the European-level events. I hope that we will see a permanent increase in the role of web-based events which will accelerate the development of a common, ambitious European response to the climate emergency. On the systemic level, embracing digital communication will also allow us to decrease unnecessary travel and reduce associated emissions.
In your opinion, is there anything the EU could do to bring the climate topic back on the agenda, even in the light of threatened economies?
On the EU level, we already have seen numerous declarations of continued commitment to climate action. Now it is crucial to deliver the European Green Deal policies as well as to avoid carbon-intensive investments in the recovery package. It is also important to make sure that the crisis response will not come at the cost of structural, long-term measures such as supporting the CEE region in its green transition.
It is also important to make sure that the crisis response will not come at the cost of structural, long-term measures such as supporting the CEE region in its green transition.