Are Europe's ambitious climate goals understood and supported by Europeans?

Climate activists, "Orange Fingers" in Germany on Saturday September 26, 2020. The movement demands that the German government phase out coal by 2030. © David Young / AP

By: Daniel Desesquelle

2 min

Hoping to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, Europe is posting the most ambitious climate goal on the planet.

With the post-Covid economic crisis, the European Union intends to articulate its 750 billion euro recovery plan between economic recovery and green transition, in an international context that is more competitive than ever.

As part of its Green Pact, the European Union has just raised its next level to less than 55% greenhouse gas emissions from 2030 (compared to 1990).

In other words, tomorrow!


How to act to achieve these objectives?

Do Europeans understand the issues and do they support this policy which will change their consumption habits and, more generally, their daily lives?  

Program produced as part of the European talks in Enghien with IRIS


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- Sofia Kabbej,

researcher at


(Institute of International and Strategic Relations).

His Twitter account

- David Cormand,


EELV / Les Verts.

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- Sébastien Treyer

, Director General of


(Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations).

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Charlie Brocard, 

European Union advocacy project manager,



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With Maria Afonso


Beniamino Morante


Courrier International.

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