Climate change and environmental degradation are a threat facing Europe and the rest of the world. To meet these challenges, the European Green Deal will transform the EU into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, ensuring that there are no net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, that economic growth is decoupled from resource use and that no people or places are left behind.

The European Green Pact is also our lifeline out of the COVID-19 pandemic. One third of the 1.8 trillion euros of investments in the NextGenerationEU recovery plan and the EU’s seven-year budget will fund the European Green Deal. Now we must consider how it will affect when we plan urban planning, or design architecturally, or when we build.