The Just Transition Mechanism
Pollution affects many Europeans and has an impact on the climate. That’s why the EU is supporting cleaner solutions. Under the European Green Deal we committed, to become climate neutral by 2050. However, for some, it will be more difficult than for others – because they are heavily reliant on fossil fuels, or carbon-intensive industries, and have many people employed in these sectors. This is why, during the transition, the EU will provide specific support to ensure that no region and no person is left behind. The Just Transition Mechanism will mobilise 100 billion euros to support regions most hit by the climate transition. This will fund economic diversification, new jobs in cleaner industries, re-skilling of people, energy-efficient housing, and cleaner transport, energy and heating systems.