Message by Connie Hedegaard on "Moving forward on Climate and Energy towards 2030"
Connie Hedegaard, Member of the EC in charge of Climate Action, addressed a message to the European citizens on "Moving forward on Climate and Energy towards 2030". The European Union had binding 2020 targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions and increase the use of renewable energy, as well as a non-binding 2020 target for energy savings. This Green Paper launched the discussion on going beyond 2020 on the basis of the 2050 Roadmaps, to ensure investment certainty and reflect on how best to use energy and climate policy to make sufficient progress towards a competitive, sustainable and secure economy and energy system in a 2030 perspective. The paper would also look at the role of targets in meeting these objectives.