EU Green Deal Diplomacy
The European Green Deal is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to provide the political vision and policy framework to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 while achieving a greenhouse gas emission reduction of at least 55% by 2030 (compared to 1990). A socio-economic transition at that scale has never been witnessed and requires a comprehensive framework to guide sectoral transitions with an embedded just transition and financial flows as well as ensuring high level of ownership in society.
The European Climate Foundation and its partners are seeking to inform a more visionary, tangible and consistent diplomatic approach around the EU Green Deal. The geographic focus is currently on the relations with the United States, Africa, China and India with some scoping on the EU’s relation with Latin America.
How we work
The team complements existing work of the international team and integrates the priorities of sector, EU, country and communication teams into a holistic, politically savvy convening and grant-making strategy. It focusses on international bilateral relations and seeks to leverage the successes of the European Green Deal on a global scale. This includes organising informal diplomatic workshops and dialogues with key partners as well as providing grants for writing and disseminating policy briefings and papers.