Will the EU’s new climate package turn the tide on emissions?

Startups are already set to drive the green tech boom as the global economy shifts towards smart solutions to the climate crisis. But they will receive an extra boost thanks to European Union plans to redirect trade and industry towards greener business choices. This political push from Brussels will have huge economic implications not only in Europe but around the world.
As we approach the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow this October, there are more and more signs that the world needs to act urgently. In recent weeks, there have been deadly floods in western Europe and China, wildfires in California and Siberia, and record heats in Finland, Ireland, and Canada. All this extreme weather points to the climate crisis playing out right now across the northern hemisphere this summer.

Read the op-ed by our Director of EU Public Affairs Tatu Liimatainen on, published on August 2, 2021.