On 2 February 2022, the Commission approved in principle a Complementary Climate Delegated Act including, under strict conditions, specific nuclear and gas energy activities in the list of economic activities covered by the EU taxonomy.

The criteria for the specific gas and nuclear activities are in line with EU climate and environmental objectives and will help accelerating the shift from solid or liquid fossil fuels, including coal, towards a climate-neutral future.

The Complementary Delegated Act builds on the commitments made in the Commission Communication of 21 April 2021 and on the dedicated assessment of nuclear energy. It will be formally adopted, once all languages are available, for scrutiny by co-legislators.

Note: This draft was approved in principle by the European Commission on 2 February 2022 and its formal adoption in all EU official languages took place on 9 March 2022, when all the language versions were made available.

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