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Climate action and the Green Deal

Path to climate neutrality

In order to achieve our decarbonisation objectives, emissions must be reduced in all sectors, from industry and energy, to transport and farming. Climate change is a global threat and can only be addressed by a global response. That is why the EU actively engages and supports its international partners on climate action, in particular through the UN Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Paris Agreement. In parallel to mitigation actions, the EU is taking action on climate adaptation, to face the unavoidable impacts of climate change.

More information on EU climate action

The European Commission adopted a set of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels. More information on Delivering the European Green Deal.

The Commission itself joined the European Climate Pact and pledged to make its operations climate neutral by 2030. In its Communication and action plan on Greening the Commission adopted in April 2022, the Commission committed to gradually reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 60% compared to 2005 and to compensate any remaining emissions in 2030 with high quality certified carbon removals.

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Documents

18 MARCH 2022
Factsheet: Climate Law
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18 MARCH 2022
Factsheet: Climate Pact
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12 DECEMBER 2020
Factsheet: Climate Diplomacy
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17 SEPTEMBER 2020
Factsheet: The 2030 Climate Target Plan: A Vision for Europe
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4 MARCH 2020
Commission proposal for a regulation: European Climate Law
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