In 2050 the planetary boundaries are recognized, and the resilience of ecosystems is a top priority. Measures to avoid tipping points and to adapt to climate change are implemented, but it remains unclear if already damaged ecosystems will be able to recover. The establishment of a comprehensive catalogue of ecosystem services attributes economic value to nature. We learned to limit ourselves and to take care of the resources that are available. The Planetary Boundaries that were defined in 2009 as one of the concepts for orientation are not used, anymore, because we live in this safe and just space. Measures to remain in this sustainable state are taken. The recovery from pandemics and the development of the European Green Deal go hand in hand. The pandemic lockdowns demonstrated that a new way of life is possible. Citizens in the EU as well as companies support it.