Thinking Ahead: The EU’s Long-Term Climate Strategy

IIEA16th May 20191min
The Director General for Climate Action outlines the European Commission’s proposals for carbon neutrality by 2050.


In November 2018, the Commission proposed its strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy by 2050. This proposal is currently under discussion by other EU Institutions. Mr Pettricione explores how this strategy will allow Europe to lead the way to climate neutrality by investing in realistic technological solutions, empowering citizens and aligning action in industrial policy, finance and research.

About the Speaker:

Raffaele Mauro Petriccione was appointed Director-General for Climate Action in March 2018. He has been at the European Commission since 1987, and previously served as Deputy-Director General of DG Trade. He was Chief Negotiator for two significant EU trade deals concluded recently: the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) and the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.