European Green Deal: Commission discusses green policies with Norwegian Government
Today, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Commissioner Kadri Simson and Commissioner Adina Vălean hold a virtual meeting with Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sveinung Rotevatn, Minister of Climate and Environment, Tina Bru, Minister of Petroleum and Energy, and Knut Arild Hareide Minister of Transport of Norway to discuss different aspects of the European Green Deal. Norway is an important partner for the EU and shares our ambition to achieve climate neutrality by 2050. Today’s meeting focuses on the actions needed to translate our targets into concrete actions across the board, from climate action and biodiversity protection, to the energy and transport transitions. The Commission aims at accelerating the transition to a climate neutral economy, fostering sustainable growth and creating green jobs. The Green Deal is the EU’s new growth strategy and the foundation of our economic recovery from the current crisis. With 30% of the NextGenerationEU fund and the EU’s seven-year budget dedicated to climate action, the EU has more financial fire power dedicated to the green transition than ever before. Norway is at the forefront of green technology developments, and strengthened cooperation around the Green Deal will be beneficial for the EU, Norway and the planet.