The long-term priority objective of the plan is that, by 2050 at the latest, Europeans live well, within planetary boundaries, in a well-being economy where nothing is wasted. Growth will be regenerative, climate neutrality will be a reality, and inequalities will have been significantly reduced.

There are six priority objectives to 2030

achieving the 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target and climate neutrality by 2050
enhancing adaptive capacity, strengthening resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change
advancing towards a regenerative growth model, decoupling economic growth from resource use and environmental degradation, and accelerating the transition to a circular economy
pursuing a zero-pollution ambition, including for air, water and soil and protecting the health and well-being of Europeans
protecting, preserving and restoring biodiversity, and enhancing natural capital
reducing environmental and climate pressures related to production and consumption (particularly in the areas of energy, industry, buildings and infrastructure, mobility, tourism, international trade and the food system)