Climate Action

EU climate action

The EU is fighting climate change through ambitious policies at home and close cooperation with international partners. The transition to a climate-neutral society is both an urgent challenge and an opportunity to build a better future for all.

The EU is on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for 2020, has put in place the key laws and measures to achieve its climate and energy targets for 2030, and is working towards a climate-neutral EU by 2050.

Key EU legislation and policies

International cooperation

The EU is actively working with other countries and regions to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

It promotes ambitious climate action in multilateral fora and in its bilateral cooperation with countries outside the EU.

The EU is also a top provider of international climate finance to support developing countries in their efforts to tackle climate change.

Aligning action in all areas

Fighting climate change and achieving the transition to a climate-neutral society will require significant investments, research and innovation, new ways of producing and consuming, and changes in the way we work, use transport and live together.

The EU is addressing this by aligning action in key areas, for example: