Preserving our environment
Europe’s seas, oceans, and environment are a source of natural and economic wealth for Europe. We must preserve and protect them to ensure that they continue sustaining us in the future.
European Green Deal priorities include
- protecting our biodiversity and ecosystems
- reducing air, water and soil pollution
- moving towards a circular economy
- improving waste management
- ensuring the sustainability of our blue economy and fisheries sectors
By working on these key areas, the EU will improve the health and quality of life of citizens, address environmental problems and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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.
In the spotlight
26 October – To further reduce air and water pollution, the Commission proposed to both tighten allowed levels of pollutants and to improve implementation, ensuring pollution reduction goals can be reached in practice. These proposals are key for the European Green Deal's zero pollution ambition of having an environment free of harmful pollution by 2050.