The make-or-break decade for our planet has begun. In an event co-hosted with the European Investment Bank, the President and other College members discussed the steps to be taken between now and 2030 to avert the most devastating effects of climate change.
If we act in the right way, this undertaking will yield high returns - a sustainable and resilient economy that delivers prosperity, fairness, and quality of life for all.
The climate challenge demands determined action and significant investment - going far beyond current levels. But the costs of not acting will be far greater.
Last week, the Investing in Climate Action conference discussed how public and private investment mechanisms can be used to achieve a just transition to a “net-zero” emissions economy, both in the European Union and around the world.
President von der Leyen, Executive Vice-Presidents Timmermans and Dombrovskis, and Commissioner McGuiness delivered keynote speeches at the Investing in Climate Action conference
You can read President von der Leyen and EIB President Hoyer's joint op-ed here