In reaction to von der Leyen announcement today, Wendel Trio, Director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe said:
“The youth climate strikes and ever more severe climate impacts created the momentum for the new Commission to finally make climate policy a priority. Today’s announcement clearly shows that Von der Leyen recognises the need for more climate action.
Giving greater power to the Commissioner responsible for the climate, who will now oversee many other portfolios is a real opportunity to increase climate action in all sectors of the economy. A comprehensive climate policy needs to go beyond energy to transport, industry, agriculture, health and more.
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