The European Climate Pact is an EU-wide initiative inviting people, communities and organisations to participate in climate action and build a greener Europe.
The Climate Pact provides a space for people across all walks of life to connect and collectively develop and implement climate solutions, big and small. By sharing ideas and best practices, we can multiply their impact.
The Pact will focus on spreading awareness and supporting action.There will be many ways to take part. Here are some of the first:
- Become a Climate Pact Ambassador
- Take climate-friendly action and make a pledge
- Register a satellite event
For more information, visit the Pact website.
2021 is the European Year of Rail, shining a light on one of the most sustainable, innovative and safest transport modes we have. Throughout the year many activities are taking place everywhere around Europe to celebrate railways and to encourage the use of rail by both citizens and businesses. Let the journey begin!
- Find out about activities
- Browse through the events calendar events
- Listen to the Spotify playlist
For more information visit the European Year of Rail website.
The New European Bauhaus initiative connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces. It calls on all Europeans to imagine and build together a sustainable and inclusive future that is beautiful for our eyes, minds, and souls.
Artists, designers, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, architects, students, and all interested people can share examples of inspiring achievements for the New European Bauhaus, their ideas about how it should be shaped and how it should evolve, as well as their concerns and challenges. This initiative is a a creative and interdisciplinary movement in the making, and you can be part of it!
- Share ideas or host a conversation
- Apply for prizes
- Become a partner
For more information visit the New European Bauhaus website.
The Farm to Fork Strategy is at the heart of the European Green Deal aiming to make food systems fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly.
Putting our food systems on a sustainable path also brings new opportunities for operators in the food value chain. New technologies and scientific discoveries, combined with increasing public awareness and demand for sustainable food, will benefit all stakeholders.
Read the Farm to Fork Strategy
By producing high quality food with low environmental impact, organic farming will play an essential role in developing a sustainable food system for the EU.
Therefore, the European Commission has set out a comprehensive Organic action plan for the European Union. Through the action plan, the Commission will aim to achieve the European Green Deal target of 25% of agricultural land under organic farming by 2030.
For more information visit Organic Action Plan
The European Commission adopted the New circular economy action plan (CEAP) in March 2020. It is one of the main building blocks of the European Green Deal, Europe’s new agenda for sustainable growth. The EU’s transition to a circular economy will reduce pressure on natural resources and will create sustainable growth and jobs. It is also a prerequisite to achieve the EU’s 2050 climate neutrality target and to halt biodiversity loss.
The new action plan announces initiatives along the entire life cycle of products. It targets how products are designed, promotes circular economy processes, encourages sustainable consumption, and aims to ensure that waste is prevented and the resources used are kept in the EU economy for as long as possible.
It introduces legislative and non-legislative measures targeting areas where action at the EU level brings real added value.
Read the Circular economy action plan
The EU’s biodiversity strategy for 2030 is a comprehensive, ambitious and long-term plan to protect nature and reverse the degradation of ecosystems. The strategy aims to put Europe’s biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030, and contains specific actions and commitments.
Biodiversity is essential for life. Nature provides us with food, health and medicines, materials, recreation, and wellbeing. A healthy ecosystem filters our air and water, helps keep the climate in balance, converts waste back into resources, pollinates and fertilises crops and much more.
Nature also provides for businesses: half of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), €40 trillion, depends on nature.
For more information visit EU Biodiversity strategy for 2030