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EU regions’ advisory body announces its roadmap

Feb 18, 2021 | News

(18 February 2021) – Renovations, sustainable mobility, urban greening: the “Green Deal Going Local” working group debated the priorities for 2021 on Monday (15 February) and announced its roadmap.

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In a draft obtained by EurActiv, the working group plans to step up cooperation with various European Commission directorates-general (DGs) to support, in particular, the wave of renovations, the development of sustainable mobility, and the greening of cities.

Composed of thirteen local and regional elected representatives from across the EU, the Green Deal Going Local working group aims to “ensure the direct involvement of EU cities and regions in the definition, implementation, and evaluation of the many initiatives carried out in the framework of the European Green Deal.”

At the fourth meeting of the working group on Monday, the chairman of the CoR’s environment Commission, Seville Mayor Juan Espadas (PSE), stressed that “the European Union will never achieve carbon neutrality unless its territories share the same ambitious objectives.” (EurActiv)

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