Ana-Maria Boromisa in the new issue of IRMO currently presents the European Green Deal, a new development strategy of the European Union until 2030. The European Green Deal is the roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable. This will happen by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all. It states the goals, necessary reforms and investments for its implementation, the most affected regions (in Croatia they are Sisak-Moslavina and Istria counties) and key sectors (energy and industry).
The European Commission presented in early July two new strategies, the Energy System Integration Strategy and the Hydrogen Strategy, which should facilitate the implementation of the European Green Deal. The author gives a brief overview of these strategies, the reasons for their adoption and the expected effect on decarbonization and innovation. Finally, EU initiatives are linked to the situation in Croatia. The author considers political will, expertise and investments to be the key elements for the implementation of strategies, and outlines the extent to which these elements are present in Croatia.