The European Green Deal Work Stream (EGDWS) started its activities in 2019. The external dimension of the EGDWS aims to contribute to the achievement of the Paris agreement and to promote ambitious environment, biodiversity, climate and energy policies across the world.
It serves as a platform for the European Commission to disseminate information and engage with EU Member State organisations on respective initiatives, such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) and UN Convention on Biological Diversity (UN CBD) Conference of the Parties (COP).
The EGDWS is also an informal source of information, guidance and consultation regarding the implementation of climate adaptation, climate mitigation, biodiversity and related initiatives including sharing of knowledge and information on climate finance.
Finally, the EGDWS aims to share and develop new approaches to increasing the impact of European Green Deal engagement for international development.
The European Green Deal has a transformative and ambitious approach.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Commission has committed to the EGD and to a ‘green recovery’ to build back better, greener and more resilient societies. It is based on the Do-No-Harm principle.
Since the EGD’s announcement in December 2019, several EGD policy initiatives have been proposed, focusing on the transformation of key sectors, including energy, industry, building and renovation, agriculture, and mobility.