Briefing 
 

Climate change: Commission to present its long-term strategy to Parliament 

MEPs will discuss with the European Commission on Wednesday its strategy for net-zero emissions by 2050, published the same day, ahead of climate talks in Katowice.

The existing EU low-carbon economy roadmap suggests that by 2050, the EU should cut its greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels through domestic reductions alone.

In its resolution adopted in October, Parliament called on the Commission to prepare, by the end of 2018, an ambitious mid-century zero emissions strategy, providing a cost-efficient pathway towards reaching the net-zero emissions goal adopted in the Paris Agreement and a net-zero carbon economy in the European Union by 2050 at the latest.

Parliament also supports an update of the European Union’s nationally determined contributions, with an economy-wide target of 55 % domestic greenhouse gas emission reductions by 2030 compared with 1990 levels.

Procedure: Commission declaration

Debate: Wednesday, 28 November