This transnational project, building on the expertise and networks built since its launch in 2018, aims to bring together partners across the EU to widen policy ambition on EU infrastructure spending and investment rules in light of the climate emergency and highlight the scale of the challenge. The work of the project will identify the key enablers and blockers in order to formulate strategies to stop those actors of the EU and global economy from blocking the transition to limit climate change to 1.5°C.
The project will explore the challenge to decarbonise the ‘harder to reach’ sectors, such as concrete, steel and construction industries and international trade, to inform the implications of an EU-wide climate emergency and the European Commission’s proposal for a Green Deal. The aim is translate the findings into information easily accessible to the wider public and to produce and launch a report, to influence the lead-up to and follow-on from COP26 in Glasgow in November 2020. The project will also be present during the COP itself to publicise its findings and frame the follow-on discussions.