Published 2019-05-24

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The European Commission’s long-term strategy for net-zero emissions by 2050 – how can Mistra make a difference?

In November of last year, the European Commission presented its strategic vision for climate-neutral economy by 2050 – “A Clean Planet for All”.

This long-term strategy envisions how Europe can lead the way to climate neutrality in line with the Paris agreement, setting a global example. The Commission tries to demonstrate that the transition to a net-zero economy is not only doable, but also can go hand-in-hand with prosperity, innovation, competitiveness and fairness. The vision points to seven strategic areas requiring investments in technology, citizen involvement and joint action at the European level.

Several of Mistra’s programs have presented results relevant to the discussion on how the EU can reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Together with the Swedish permanent representation to the EU, Mistra is now organizing an event in Brussels to present some of these findings, and to provide positive examples of collaborations between academia, industry and the public sector. This effort is part of Mistra Dialogue, which aims to foster science-policy interaction at national as well as European level.

Links:
The European Commission’s strategy document
Programme of the event