The European Union, which comprises the world’s second-largest economy, has turned climate action into mainstream policy by publishing a detailed road map on how it aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Unlike the proposed US Green New Deal, which envisages making the United States carbon-neutral within 10 years, experts consider the European Green Deal to be a scientifically sound and achievable climate action plan. Certainly, the plan doesn’t lack in ambition. Yet should the EU succeed, it would send a powerful signal to the world that economic prosperity and environmental sustainability aren’t mutually exclusive.
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The European Commission is the executive branch of the European Union.
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