Today more than 30 CEO’s of European companies send this letter to the presidents of the European Commission and European Council, in which they support the ambitious climate plans yesterday presented by commissioner Frans Timmermans.
Jan Peter Balkenende, chairman DSGC, signed the letter. “It is clear that the Green Deal and the EU’s growth strategy are one and the same, and that the upcoming ‘Fit for 55%’- package of climate legislation can provide the engine for that strategy”, he refers to the main message in the letter. Action now will boost a green and inclusive economic recovery in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic. As the focus in the coming years must be on translating the European Green Deal into concrete initiatives, private sector leaders could become real agents of change for the bloc’s green transition. The European Commission's new climate plans will help accelerate Europe's climate neutrality and ensure a fairer playing field in the EU.”