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The European Green Deal

Striving to be the first climate-neutral continent

The European Commission has 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.

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Key figures

The first climate-neutral continent
by 2050
At least 55% less
net greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, compared to 1990 levels
3 billion
additional trees to be planted in the EU by 2030

What we are working on

Drought - Spain

Becoming the first climate neutral continent by 2050

a couple looking at energy bills

A clean and efficient energy transition


A healthy food system for people and the planet

The use of Wi-Fi and roaming in train and metro stations, and in public spaces

Providing efficient, safe and environmentally friendly transport

an employee working on a solar panel

An industrial strategy for a competitive, green and digital Europe

drawing representing people, trees and a house

A creative and interdisciplinary initiative that connects the European Green Deal to our living spaces and experiences


  1. 27 May 2024

    Adoption of the Net-Zero Industry Act and of the EU Regulation to reduce methane emissions in the energy sector

  2. 12 April 2024

    Adoption of the strengthened Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

  3. 10 April 2024

    The Commission takes stock of a series of Clean Transition Dialogues on transforming Europe into a clean, resource-efficient, fair and competitive economy

  4. 15 March 2024

    Commission proposes targeted review of Common Agricultural Policy to support EU farmers

  5. 11 March 2024
  6. 20 February 2024

    Political agreement on the first EU-wide certification scheme for carbon removals

  7. 20 February 2024
  8. 6 February 2024

    The Commission adopts an EU Industrial Carbon Management Strategy, setting out how to sustainably capture, store and use CO2

  9. 6 February 2024

    The Commission presents recommendation for 2040 emissions reduction target to set the path to climate neutrality in 2050

  10. 6 February 2024

    Political agreement on the Net-Zero Industry Act

  11. 2 February 2024
  12. 25 January 2024
  13. 14 December 2023
  14. 2 December 2023

    COP28: President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen launches Global Pledge on Renewables and Energy Efficiency

  15. 29 November 2023
  16. 28 November 2023
  17. 22 November 2023

    The Commission proposes a new forest monitoring law that aims to improve resilience of European forests

  18. 24 October 2023

    The Commission presents the European Wind Power Action Plan

  19. 9 October 2023

    With the adoption of the last two proposals, the Fit for 55 package of measures to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels is now complete. The EU now has legally binding climate targets covering all key sectors of the economy

  20. 13 July 2023

    Presentation of an initiative to enhance the circularity of the automotive sector, covering the design, production and end-of-life treatment of vehicles

  21. 11 July 2023

    Presentation of measures to make freight transport more efficient and sustainable, by improving rail infrastructure management, offering stronger incentives for low-emission lorries, and better information on freight transport greenhouse gas emissions

  22. 5 July 2023

    The Commission presents a package of measures for a sustainable use of key natural resources – to help soil resilience, increase the sustainability and resilience of our food systems, improving plant and forest reproductive material and reducing food and textile waste

  23. 16 June 2023

    Proposal for a revision of the Energy Labelling Regulation, to help consumers make informed and sustainable choices when purchasing mobile and cordless phones and tablets

  24. 26 April 2023

    The European Parliament and the Council reach a political agreement on the ReFuelEU Aviation proposal

  25. 25 April 2023

    'Fit for 55': Council adopts key pieces of legislation delivering on 2030 climate targets

  26. 25 April 2023

    EU Energy Platform: Commission launches first call for companies to jointly buy gas

  27. 28 March 2023

    Ambitious new law agreed to deploy sufficient alternative fuels infrastructure

  28. 23 March 2023

    Agreement reached on cutting maritime transport emissions by promoting sustainable fuels for shipping

  29. 22 March 2023

    Consumer protection: enabling sustainable choices and ending greenwashing

  30. 22 March 2023

    Right to repair: the Commission adopts a new proposal on common rules promoting the repair of goods

  31. 16 March 2023

    The Commission proposes the Critical Raw Materials Act

  32. 16 March 2023

    The Commission proposes the Net-Zero Industry Act

  33. 14 March 2023

    The Commission proposes reform of the EU electricity market design to boost renewables, better protect consumers and enhance industrial competitiveness

  34. 10 March 2023

    The EU agrees stronger rules to boost energy efficiency 

  35. 21 February 2023

    The Commission is presenting a package of measures to improve the sustainability and resilience of the EU's fisheries and aquaculture sector.

  36. 14 February 2023

    The Commission proposes 2030 zero-emissions target for new city buses and 90% emissions reductions for new trucks by 2040

  37. 13 February 2023

    The Commission sets out rules for renewable hydrogen

  38. 1 February 2023

    The Commission presents a Green Deal Industrial Plan to enhance the competitiveness of Europe's net-zero industry and support the fast transition to climate neutrality

  39. 24 January 2023

    Presentation of a ’A New Deal for Pollinators’ to tackle the alarming decline in wild pollinating insects in Europe

  40. 18 December 2022

    EU agrees to strengthen and expand emissions trading, and creates a Social Climate Fund to help people in the transition

  41. 9 December 2022

    New rules on applying the EU emissions trading system in the aviation sector

  42. 6 December 2022

    EU agrees law to fight global deforestation and forest degradation driven by EU production and consumption

  43. 15 November 2022
  44. 27 October 2022

    The Council and the European Parliament reach a provisional political agreement on stricter CO2 emission performance standards for new cars and vans

  45. 26 October 2022
  46. 15 September 2022

    Proposal for an emergency market intervention to reduce energy bills for Europeans

  47. 20 July 2022
  48. 18 May 2022

    REPowerEU plan: affordable, secure and sustainable energy for Europe

  49. 22 April 2022

    The European Commission joins the European Climate Pact and pledges to make its operations climate neutral by 2030

  50. 8 March 2022

    REPowerEU: Joint European action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy

  51. 25 March 2021
  52. 18 January 2021
  53. 9 December 2020
  54. 17 September 2020

    Presentation of the 2030 Climate Target Plan

  55. 8 July 2020

    Adoption of the EU strategies for energy system integration and hydrogen to pave the way towards a fully decarbonised, more efficient and interconnected energy sector

  56. 20 May 2020

    Presentation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 to protect the fragile natural resources on our planet

    Presentation of the ‘Farm to fork strategy’ to make food systems more sustainable

  57. 11 March 2020

    Proposal of a Circular Economy Action Plan focusing on sustainable resource use

  58. 10 March 2020

    Adoption of the European Industrial Strategy, a plan for a future-ready economy

  59. 4 March 2020

    Proposal for a European climate law to ensure a climate neutral European Union by 2050

    Public consultation (open until 17 June 2020) on the European Climate Pact bringing together regions, local communities, civil society, businesses and schools

  60. 14 January 2020
  61. 11 December 2019

    Presentation of the European Green Deal



15 JANUARY 2020
Communication and roadmap on the European Green Deal