The European Commission has presented a strategic foresight report 2022, entitled “Twinning the digital and ecological transition in the new geopolitical context”. This report is dedicated to the twinning of the digital and environmental transition until 2050. The Commission details ten key EU research and innovation actions to accelerate both transitions.
The twinning of both the digital and green transitions will require the mobilization of welfare, sustainability and circularity policies. Nearly €650 billion per year in additional investments are expected to be needed between now and 2030.
Key sectors for twinning the digital and environmental transitions are: energy, transport, industry, construction and agriculture.
Achieving climate neutrality and circularity by 2050 will be possible thanks to new technologies that are currently in the pilot phase.
10 action points for the twinning of the digital and ecological transition
The report identifies 10 key action points to maximize the opportunities and minimize the potential risks arising from twinning the two transitions:
Prior results in science, research and innovation.
In parallel, the Commission has published the 2022 edition of the report Science, Research and Innovation Performance Report detailing the EU’s innovation performance:
NextGenerationEU helps the European Union to overcome the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, both economically and socially. It is a tool to address the ecological crisis and enables the EU to become greener, more digital, resilient and better prepared for future challenges.