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EESC plenary debate with Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy
9 December 2021
An interview with Thierry Libaert, a member of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) from the Diversity Europe Group. Thierry Libaert is a representative of the Nicolas Hulot Foundation for Nature and Mankind NGO, and research associate at the Catholic University of Leuven. He has recently received the Best Environmental Book Award 2021.
Statement by the Diversity Europe Group III
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) opinion on structured youth engagement on climate and sustainability in the EU decision-making process is gaining momentum. When adopted in September 2020, it proposed, among other recommendations, the establishment of a Youth Climate and Sustainability Round Table, to be hosted by the EESC in conjunction with the European Commission, European Parliament and youth organisations.
Europe and the world have to prepare for the unavoidable impacts of climate change. COVID-19 has made things more difficult, but it has also created an unprecedented opportunity: to use the EU recovery funds to revitalise the economy and at the same time ensure that the EU becomes climate-resilient and fully adapted, while achieving climate-neutrality.
Keskkooliõpilased kogu Euroopast, kes osalesid 18.–19. märtsil 2021 Euroopa Majandus- ja Sotsiaalkomitee korraldatud virtuaalsel noorte kliimatippkohtumisel, esitasid Euroopa Komisjoni juhtivale asepresidendile Frans Timmermansile oma konkreetsed ettepanekud.
In response to the Commission Communication Stepping up Europe's 2030 climate ambition, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) reaffirms that the Commission's decision to raise the EU's ambition on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to at least 55% below 1990 levels by 2030 is the right one. However, in its opinion Stepping up Europe's climate ambition, the EESC insists on increasing efforts to achieve the intermediate targets, speeding up the process and placing the European citizens at the centre of climate action. Failing this, the EU will be at risk of missing its climate-neutral goal by 2050.