The Green Deal is the EU’s answer to the ongoing climate crisis. Find out more about this roadmap for a climate-neutral Europe.
With the European Climate Law, the EU is committing to carbon neutrality by 2050. What does that mean in practice?
What are the goals of the EU Environment Action Plan to 2030 and what has to be done to achieve them?
Ahead of the COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, the EU has made its long term climate goals, including the climate neutrality by 2050 legally binding.
MEPs want a new EU law to ensure companies are held accountable when their actions harm people and the planet. Watch our video for more information.
EU environmental policy
The EU's emissions trading system (ETS) aims to reduce the industry's carbon emissions. Discover how it works and why it was reformed.
The Effort Sharing Regulation sets national targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions to help the EU reach net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
The EU introduced an ambitious carbon levy on imported goods to stop companies from moving to other parts of the world to avoid emissions standards, a practice known as carbon leakage.
Carbon dioxide is just one of many greenhouse gases. Learn about their impact on global warming, their origin and their share in EU emissions.
Find out how the EU works to reduce emissions from greenhouse gases besides CO2.
Press releases on emissions reduction
Fit for 55
All new cars and vans sold in the EU as of 2035 should not produce any CO2 emissions. What does this mean in practice? Check out our FAQ to find out.
The EU is banning the sale of new cars and vans with combustion engines as of 2035 in order to make the road transport sector climate neutral.
Find out about alternative fuels for cars and the EU measures to increase their uptake in order to reduce carbon emissions.
Emissions from planes and ships are increasing, while the EU wants to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Read about EU measures to reduce their emissions.
Find out what the benefits of hydrogen energy are and how the EU wants to make the most of this alternative fuel to support the green transition.
Saving energy is key to fighting climate change and reducing the EU's energy dependency. Find out what MEPs are doing to reduce consumption.
To help the EU reach its ambitious emissions reduction targets in the fight against climate change, Parliament is working to accelerate greener alternatives such as renewable energy.
Learn how the EU wants to use forests' power to absorb CO2 to fight climate change and reduce its carbon footprint even further through our infographics.
Find out what causes deforestation and how new EU legislation is set to limit the importation of goods produced on deforested land.
Protecting and sustainably managing forests is critical to fighting the climate crisis. Find out what measures the European Parliament is calling for.
For regions that have a lot of industry using carbon the move to a climate neutral economy can be challenging. Find out how the Just Transition Fund will help.
The EU wants a just energy transition. Find out how the Social Climate Fund aims to help those who are most exposed to energy poverty.
A shift to a less-polluting economy requires significant investment. The EU wants to attract more private money as public funds are insufficient.
To boost the shift towards eco-friendly investment the EU is introducing rules to define what qualifies as green or sustainable activities.
EU funding will help regions recover from the Covid crisis, whilst reducing disparities, making them greener and creating jobs.
Check out our infographics to discover greenhouse gas emissions by country and by sector in the EU as well as the world's top emitters.
Climate change is already having wide-ranging consequences for human health, the environment and economies across Europe. Check out our map to learn more.
The EU has exceeded the targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Check out our infographics to find out more.
Ever wondered how much CO2 is emitted by cars or whether electric vehicles really are a cleaner alternative? Check out our infographics to find out.
Greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation and shipping have grown rapidly over the past three decades. Check out our infographics.
Check out our infographic containing a timeline listing milestones and key initiatives in the global fight against climate change.