The Equinox Summit, convened by the Belgian Climate Minister and State Secretary for Research in March 2023, highlighted the fundamental roles of science in informing actions to address the causes and consequences of climate change.
Spain, the first country to have a Just Transition Strategy, has focused its policies on offering an alternative to workers and territories that depended on mining and coal plants. These policies led by the Just Transition Institute have created an innovative framework.
Two key priorities of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU are to re-industrialise the EU and foster an ‘open strategic autonomy’ as well as to advance the green transition and enable environmental adaptation.
As the last Council’s Presidency with a full legislative mandate before the 2024 European elections, Spain has the important task of concluding several files of the European Green Deal, preventing them from being left out by the future Commission.
Hundreds of sustainability experts remain convinced of the European Green Deal’s resilience to multiple crises, but insufficient Member State commitment persists.
The European Green Deal Barometer is based on over 600 sustainability experts’ views on the progress of the Green Deal implementation, its constituent policies and the factors that may impede or accelerate the process.