New Year's message from Connie Hedegaard, Commissioner for Climate Action
"For most European businesses and investors, 2020 is just around the corner. They therefore need a reliable and predictable post-2020 climate and clean energy policy framework in order to continue their low-carbon investments.
This year the Commission will initiate a climate and energy policy framework for 2030, so that Europe starts defining its targets for 2030. At the same time we will continue to curb emissions through a number of specific tools, for example regulation of cars, F-gases, and alternative fuels.
Another policy priority is to strengthen now our carbon market to continue reducing emissions cost-effectively and giving incentives for investing in energy efficient innovation. Also the Commission will present an adaptation strategy for a more climate-resilient Europe."