Climate Action

Commission to launch four public consultations in an important step towards climate neutrality


The European Commission today announced its plan to launch open public consultations on forthcoming revisions to the laws designed to limit the EU’s emissions of greenhouse gases.

To deliver the European Green Deal, achieve a net reduction of at least 55% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 as compared to 1990 and climate-neutrality by 2050, the Commission will propose to revise four laws currently in force covering emissions and removals across the economy:

The Commission has today published inception impact assessments, which set out the potential nature and scope of the revisions for each of these policy instruments. The inception impact assessments are open for public feedback on the EU better regulation portal until 26 November 2020.

This will be followed in the coming weeks by open public consultations, which will give citizens and organisations the opportunity to express their views on the revision of the policy instruments.

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