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Green Paper on a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies


Consultation period

From 28/03/2013 to 02/07/2013

Policy field(s)

Climate Action, Energy

Target group(s)

All EU citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation, including public authorities as well as other relevant stakeholders from outside the EU.

Objective of the consultation

The EU has a clear framework to steer its energy and climate policies up to 2020 and is making good progress towards meeting its climate and energy targets for 2020.

But providing clarity on a policy framework for 2030 is also needed, giving more certainty to investors, stimulate innovation and demand for low-carbon technologies and allow the EU to engage actively in the international negotiations for a new climate agreement.

The 2030 framework should build on the experience and lessons from the current framework. It should also take into account the longer term perspective set out by the Commission in the Roadmap for moving to a competitive low carbon economy in 2050, the Energy Roadmap 2050 and the Transport White Paper.

The Green Paper raises a set of questions e.g. relating to the main lessons from the 2020 framework; type, nature and level of climate and energy targets for 2030; coherence between different policy instruments; competitiveness and security of energy supply; and distribution of efforts between Member States.

This public consultation asks for insights and viewpoints on the basis of the questions included in the Green Paper with a view of informing the on-going work within the Commission of developing a 2030 framework for climate and energy policies.

Contact details

Responsible service :

European Commission
Directorate-General Climate Action
Unit A.4 – Strategy and Economic Assessment
Avenue de Beaulieu, 24
B-1049 Bruxelles

European Commission
Directorate General Energy
Unit A1  – Energy Policy
Rue De Mot 24
B-1049 Bruxelles

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Number of responses received to this consultation

556 contributions