The European Union has been leading the fight against climate change for some time now.

And with more and more young Europeans demonstrating because they want a cleaner and liveable planet, the new European Commission, led by Ursula von der Leyen, is becoming even more ambitious - setting its sights on making the EU the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

The Commission is launching the European Green Deal - the Commission’s flagship initiative - packed with legislative proposals on how to achieve that goal.

Esther de Lange, EPP Group Vice-Chair responsible for Economy and Environment, explained more.

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