1 July 2022
by Alex Brinded

EU's new climate and digital strategy

The EU adopts ten new strategies for utilising digital technologies to help reach net zero.

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The European Commission has adopted the 2022 Strategic Foresight Report, Twinning the green and digital transitions in the new geopolitical context.

The report identifies ten key areas of action to maximise synergies between our climate and digital ambitions.

The goal is to strengthen the European Union's cross-sector resilience and make the bloc better prepared for new global challenges between now and 2050.

The commission says that Europe is accelerating its climate and digital progress, with the key challenges in focus - such as energy, food, defence and innovative technologies.

Digital technologies help the EU achieve climate neutrality, by reducing pollution and restoring biodiversity, but also increase energy consumption and create more e-waste.

The commission says that the five biggest greenhouse emitters in the EU - energy, transport, industry, construction and agriculture - are key for twinning the green and digital transitions. As they identify, most reductions ins CO2 emissions come from technologies available today, but achieving climate neutrality by 2050 will be through technologies at experimental phase.

EU Strategic Foresight Report


Alex Brinded

Staff Writer