Carbon offsetting

Inside of the EP in Strasbourg
The European Parliament recognises that it has a duty to make a positive contribution to sustainable development as a long-term goal, not only through its political role and its role in legislative procedures, but also in the context of how it operates and the decisions that it makes on a day-to-day basis.Parliament works continuously since 2006 on reducing greenhouse gas emissions caused by its activities, and has achieved significant emission reductions in the past 13 years.

These efforts will continue and even intensify in the future. In addition, every year Parliament offsets its irreducible emissions through acquisition of carbon credits, i.e. support for emissions reduction projects elsewhere. Combined with its "reduction first" approach, this makes Parliament carbon neutral.