Climate change agreement: Parliament moves ahead, debate on U.S. withdrawal
U.S. President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change will be discussed on Wednesday. Parliament will vote on legislation implementing its 2030 emissions-reduction targets the same day.
The cuts will help deliver on the EU’s overall target for 2030 - a 30% cut from 2005 levels, in line with the Paris Agreement.
The legislation will make it possible to break down the EU target into binding, national ones, for sectors not covered by the EU carbon market - i.e. agriculture, transport, building and waste, which together account for about 60% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Procedure: Ordinary legislative procedure
Debate: Wednesday 14 June
Vote: Wednesday 14 June