“European Green Deal is really ambitious”

When the European Green Deal was adopted by the European Commission on 11 December 2019, Ingeborg commented this on ‘Spiegel Online‘. With the “European Green Deal”, the head of the Euopean Commission is not yet presenting a package of measures defined in every detail, but is merely drawing up the route for future EU climate policy. Even if a lot is still unclear, the direction is right, experts say: “This is a really big step,” says Ingeborg Niestroy, EU expert at the Potsdam Institute for Transformative Sustainability Research (IASS). “In contrast to the federal government’s climate package, the ‘Green Deal’ is really ambitious.” Only the compensation of social hardship would be neglected in the previous proposals. However, the expectations of the project should not be too high: “Now we only see the proposals of the Commission, but also to take the Parliament and the Member States with us and convince them is no child’s play”.