The European Green Deal sets out how to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. The European Commission has launched three open public consultations on the topic of climate change so that EU citizens can participate in shaping the European Climate Pact with a 10-year perspective and a 30-year perspective, and also to provide ideas for the strategy on adaptation to climate change.
Open public consultation on the European Climate Pact
Alongside government policies and regulation, there is a role to play for citizens, communities and organisations in all sectors of our society and economy. The European Climate Pact aims to give citizens and stakeholders a voice and role in designing new climate actions, sharing information, launching grassroots activities and showcasing solutions that others can follow. The inputs from the open public consultation will be used to shape the Pact ahead of its launch.
Open public consultation on the EU’s 2030 climate ambition increase
As part of the European Green Deal, the Commission will put forward a comprehensive plan to increase the EU’s 2030 climate target in September this year. The plan will propose to increase the EU’s current 2030 target of at least -40% greenhouse gas emission reductions to at least -50% and towards -55%, compared to 1990 emission levels. The Commission invites all stakeholders and citizens to submit views on the EU’s 2030 climate ambition increase and on the action and policy design necessary for deeper greenhouse gas emission reductions (open until 23 June).
Open public consultation on the EU’s strategy on adaptation to climate change
Climate change impacts are here and now. Global and European temperatures have repeatedly broken long-term records in recent years, and the impacts on people, planet and prosperity are already pervasive. The recovery from the current crisis will be an opportunity to make our society more resilient. Through this consultation, the Commission invites all stakeholders and citizens to submit views on the EU’s new strategy on adaptation to climate change (open until 20 August).