Within the first 100 days, Timmermans will have to present the first European law on climate. Additionally, he will have to follow the existing circular economy pathway, continuing the push for financing and regulations, even with an eye on decarbonisation. Green parties have more and more clout in the EU Parliament, and the Greta effect has also forced moderates to reinvent themselves as environmentalists.  France and Germany’s governments have recently made brave announcements: the former will invest over 100 billion euros in decarbonisation activities by 2030, the latter is in the process of approving a wide-ranging circular economy law. The United Kingdom is out of contention, unable to free itself from the chaotic, nationalistic disaster that is Brexit. And what a...