The European Blue-Green Deal: The Challenges of Frans Timmermans and his future colleagues

The European Blue-Green Deal: The Challenges of Frans Timmermans and his future colleagues

Dear vice-president, dear Frans Timmermans

Congratulations with your new job “to directly manage the climate change directorate (DG Clima) and coordinate efforts across agriculture, health, transport, energy, cohesion and environment.” It is by far the nicest job in the Commission! If you are successful my children and grandchildren will benefit from your actions, and not just only the oldies like me. Please allow me to suggest a couple of notes to your challenging file(s):

1 Green deal. Not a good term. Call it blue-green deal. 

2 Include water  (too much, too litle and too dirty) water as water holds a central role in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

3 Reach out and focus on cities. That is where most of us live, the problems reside, and solutions will emerge. etc. etc.

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