The European Union is committed to becoming climate neutral by 2050. This transition is essential if it wants to avoid catastrophic climate change. Dramatic reductions in fossil fuel use and increased investments in green technologies, clean energy and transport, a more efficient industrial base, and climate-friendly food systems will be at the heart of achieving this goal.

The 14 research projects featured in this CORDIS Results Pack have developed a suite of tools that are able to assess the benefits, costs, risks and trade-offs of climate neutrality strategies. This provides a solid bedrock on which policymakers, business and society can make informed choices about the best route to a greener, cleaner and more equitable future for Europe.

The brief has been prepared by the Publications Office of the European Union and can be accessed here