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31 January 2019
O-000007/2019

Question for oral answer O-000007/2019

to the Council

Rule 128

Peter Liese, Jytte Guteland, Jadwiga Wiśniewska, Nils Torvalds, Bas Eickhout, Lynn Boylan, Eleonora Evi

on behalf of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


  Subject: Strategy for long-term greenhouse gas emissions reduction by the EU in accordance with the Paris Agreement

Parties to the Paris Agreement are invited to communicate, by 2020, their mid-century, long-term lowGHG emission development strategies. The Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action also provides that the Commission adopt a proposal for a Union long-term strategy for greenhouse gas emissions reduction in accordance with the Paris Agreement, which includes a scenario for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions within the Union by 2050 and negative emissions thereafter. In its communication A Clean Planet for all, the Commission presented its strategic long-term vision for a climate-neutral economy by 2050, including eight possible pathways.

What are the actions planned by the Council to ensure a proper follow-up to the communication, and in particular, for the Union to adopt its mid-century longterm strategy in accordance with the Paris Agreement?

What are the actions envisaged by the Council to update the Unions Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) so that it can make its contribution to achieving the Paris Agreements temperature goals?

Tabled: 31.1.2019

Forwarded: 1.2.2019

Deadline for reply: 22.2.2019

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