The nine-month project puts the focus on three areas: Firstly, the German EU Council Presidency in the second half of 2020. Secondly, the compliance with the Paris Agreement and, thirdly, the strengthening of the EU as a guarantor for climate protection. The emphasis on these areas is intended to further develop the debate in a constructive way.
This is to be achieved by creating a „landing zone“ which will raise the level of awareness and understanding of the EU-LTS, thus intensifying the public debate. Besides, stakeholders, especially economic players, will be encouraged to deal with the scenarios of the European Commission.
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These objectives are to be attained by intensive communication and cooperation. The debate about these long-term scenarios has already been initiated for this purpose by an event addressing the long-term strategy for the climate which was held with, and attended by, representatives of the Commission, the economy and the Federal Government in June 2019. Another event about scenarios of the EU’s long-term strategy in autumn 2019, bringing together representatives of the Federal Government and the economy, was specifically aimed at the economic players.