The Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA) leads the European Commission's efforts to fight climate change at EU and international level.

Its key mission is to formulate and implement EU climate policies and strategies, so that the EU can turn into the first climate-neutral and climate resilient continent by 2050.

DG CLIMA plays a leading role in developing and facilitating the implementation of cost-efficient policies and legislation to deliver the European Green Deal. The DG promotes innovative decarbonisation technologies to tackle global warming. It aims at ensuring prosperity and wellbeing, instilling a new climate culture in Europe, changing behaviours across our society. It maintains an ambitious global leadership in climate action, protecting the ozone layer, enhancing the international and domestic carbon market. It contributes to greening finance, ensuring the mainstreaming of climate action into the EU budget, into EU and Member States policies.

Related policy areas:

Plans and reports

Commission work programme – overview of institution-wide deliverables for current year

Strategic plan – department strategy, objectives for 2020-2024

Management plan – department forecasted outputs, activities, resources for current year

Annual activity report – department achievements, resources used during previous year

Leadership and organisation

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