Creation date: April 3, 2020
In September 2020, Commission will present a plan to propose increasing the current EU climate target for 2030 of at least -40% greenhouse gas emissions reductions to at least -50% and towards -55%, compared to 1990 emissions levels. This initiative comes as part of the European Green Deal plan.
Revising the current 2030 target will help Europe in achieving its objective to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 and ensure the EU’s leadership role in addressing global challenges in a sustainable way. The Commission will also propose to put this new climate target into EU law, first through an amendment of the recently proposed European Climate Law, and later through sectoral legislative proposals.
The 12 week online public consultation, running from 31 March until 23 June 2020, invites all citizens and organisations to share their views on this new target and also on the sectoral and transversal actions necessary to achieve deeper greenhouse emission reductions. This consultation also welcomes input in the form of position papers, policy briefs, sectoral roadmaps and studies.
This ambition requires engagement and action by all economic sectors, citizens, authorities and civil society. If you are interested to participate, please fill in the questionnaire. For more information on this subject, check the 2030 climate & energy framework.