The recommendations are directed at Eurocommissioner Frans Timmermans and aims to give him a head start in creating an ambitious and feasible Green Deal that is fitting in the European context.
Berenschot highlights the importance of involving European citizens according to the principles of participative governance. “Getting people to engage with governing entities, while using appealing, easy to access formats and intuitive digital platforms – participative governance – is key for effective policy making”, according to Tim Masselink, Berenschot-EU consultant. Another important aspect of the Green Deal should be to increase the share of sustainable heat as part of the energy mix. Furthermore, the whitepaper provides suggestions on how the industry and transport sector could contribute to the achievement of climate goals.
Finally, Berenschot recommends Eurocommissioner Timmermans and his colleagues to come up with an ambitious proposal which goes well beyond the scope and ambition of the previous Commission.