The „Green Deal“ as a new growth strategy for Europe
Environmental degradation and climate change are the major challenges of the 21st century and obtain an existential threat to Europe and the world. A new growth strategy is demanded with the aim at a modern and resource-efficient economy. A promising roadmap for the future should be the European Green Deal. On the one hand, the measures include the coping with climate and environmental challenges, but they also offer the opportunity to create jobs and prosperity.
But not only in Europe there are plans for a sustainable future. In the USA, there is also a similar measure, the Green New Deal. It is advocated by the young and dynamic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, among others, who together with Senator Ed Markey submitted a corresponding bill in 2019 [1, 2]. However, this did not make it past Congress. Nevertheless, the still young Biden administration has recognized its potential and can now use it as a blueprint for its own climate policy [3, 4].
In Europe, it is the von der Leyen Commission that has embraced the idea of the Green Deal . And the European Green Deal is ambitious. Europe is to become the first climate-neutral continent, releasing no net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The Green Deal includes an action plan, a climate protection law and a whole series of concrete measures, some of which have already been adopted by the EU.
With the vision to build a sustainable, regional fish farm, SEAWATER is also addressing how we can integrate ourselves into a resource-efficient economy as a company. At this point, the following question naturally arises:
How does the SEAWATER concept align with the European Green Deal?
The concept of SEAWATER Cubes addresses 2 aims of the Action Plan:
- The implementation of the „From farm to fork“ strategy 
- The implementation of the “EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030” .
The action plan | Source: 
From „Farm to fork“ strategy:
- Maximize freshness, reduce food waste
- Optimize food quality
- Minimize transport
- Improve animal welfare
EU Biodiversity strategy
- Preserving biodiversity in natural waters
- Prevent pollution of the seas
- Avoidance of antibiotics use
- Reducing climate change and its effects
Due to the complexity and importance of these strategies, we will dedicate a separate blog post to each of them and address the individual points in more detail.
Further information about fully-automated fish farming?
- Friedman, L., What Is the Green New Deal? A Climate Proposal, Explained, in The New York Times. 2019: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/21/climate/green-new-deal-questions-answers.html.
- Whyte, C., Green New Deal proposal includes free higher education and fair pay. New Scientist.
- Frankfurter-Rundschau, Bidens Blaupause in Grün. https://www.fr.de, 2020.
- Biden-Campaign, Plan for Climate Change and Environmental Justice | Joe Biden. Joe Biden for President: Official Campaign Website, 2020.
- EU-Kommission, Prioritäten der Europäischen Kommission. EU-Kommission – European Commission, 2019
- EU-Kommission, Pressemitteilung – Vom Hof auf den Tisch. European Commission – European Commission, 2019.
- EU-Kommission, EU-Biodiversitätsstrategie für 2030. EU-Kommission – European Commission.
- EU-Kommission, Ein europäischer Grüner Deal. EU-Kommission – European Commission, 2019.
Picture source: European Union, 2019 | © MicroOne #305386384; 2019. Source: StockAdobe.com