The industrial and economic slowdown due to the pandemic is no substitute for sustained climate action. How to achieve concrete and more ambitious goals in climate and environmental policies? Are the measures and goals adopted by the EU, governments and institutions much more than a greening of Capitalism ? And how much can be achieved by green Capitalism/green growth seen on the background of the real challenges of climate warming? Climate action should be part of the recovery programmes, but are they being absorbed by neo liberal policies?