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The Green Deal Industrial Plan

Putting Europe's net-zero industry in the lead

Leading the clean tech revolution

The Green Deal Industrial Plan enhances the competitiveness of Europe's net-zero industry and is accelerating the transition to climate neutrality. It does so by creating a more supportive environment for scaling up the EU's manufacturing capacity for the net-zero technologies and products required to meet Europe's ambitious climate targets.

We have a once in a generation opportunity to show the way with speed, ambition and a sense of purpose to secure the EU's industrial lead in the fast-growing net-zero technology sector. Europe is determined to lead the clean tech revolution. For our companies and people, it means turning skills into quality jobs and innovation into mass production, thanks to a simpler and faster framework. Better access to finance will allow our key clean tech industries to scale up quickly.

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission

The road to net-zero

Over €100 billion
is the value of EU’s net-zero start-ups ecosystem in 2021, doubling since 2020
More than 400 GW
of wind and solar renewable energy production capacity in the EU in 2022, an increase of over 25% compared to 2020
4.5 million
green jobs in the European economy in 2019 up from 3.2 million in 2000

The four pillars of the plan

To secure Europe’s place as the home of industrial innovation and clean tech, the Green Deal Industrial Plan will cover four key pillars:

A predictable and simplified regulatory environment

This pillar of the plan is about the regulatory environment. This means creating a simpler, faster and more predictable framework, securing the volumes needed for raw materials, and ensuring users are able to benefit from the low costs of renewables. There are three initiatives to support this work.


Offshore wind turbines

Identifying goals for net-zero industrial capacity and provide a regulatory framework suited for its quick deployment

mine of rare earths in Kiruna, Sweden

Ensuring sufficient access to those materials, like rare earths, that are vital for manufacturing key technologies

Faster access to funding

The second pillar of the plan will speed up investment and financing for clean-tech production in Europe.

Enhancing the necessary skills

With a huge growth in new technologies, we will need a huge growth in skills and skilled workers in this sector. To develop the skills needed to make the green transition happen, the Commission will:

Facilitating open and fair trade


A clean-tech race is in full swing. The largest economies in the world – from the United States to India, from China to Japan – have all started to invest massively in green innovation. While this can only be good news for our planet, it is of course a lot of pressure on the EU’s own clean transition.

In order to achieve the EU’s clean transition, we need both a global and a European level playing field. This means getting better at nurturing our own industry – from hydrogen to chemicals, from biotech to nanotech. And it is to achieve this goal that the Green Deal Industrial Plan for Europe has been launched.

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Communication: A Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age
Factsheet - The Green Deal Industrial Plan
Statement by President von der Leyen on the Green Deal Industrial Plan
Questions and answers about the Green Deal Industrial Plan