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.
The new EU Climate Law increases the EU’s 2030 emissions reductions target from 40% to at least 55%. With the contribution from new carbon sinks it could raise to 57%.
Check out our infographic containing a timeline listing milestones and key initiatives in the global fight against climate change.
Parliament pushes for accelerated climate action worldwide and for the EU to remain a world leader in fighting climate change.
Find out how Europe aims to fund projects to tackle climate change and support the regions most affected by the transition to a green economy.
MEPs convened in a plenary session to discuss with Ursula von der Leyen and Frans Timmermans the roadmap to a climate-neutral continent.
MEPs support the European Green Deal, but highlight challenges, including ensuring a just and inclusive transition and the need for high interim targets.
EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference, says Parliament.
To boost the shift towards eco-friendly investment the EU is introducing rules to define what qualifies as green or sustainable activities.
A shift to a less-polluting economy requires significant investment. The EU wants to attract more private money as public funds are insufficient.
EU funding will help regions recover from the Covid crisis, whilst reducing disparities, making them greener and creating jobs.
What are the goals of the EU Environment Action Plan to 2030 and what has to be done to achieve them?
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 committing to carbon neutrality by 2050. What does that mean in practice?
Fighting climate change continues to be one of the EU's priorities. Find out what MEPs have done to boost energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources.
MEPs adopted their position on three key EU draft laws to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and to protect jobs and citizens.
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The EU's emissions trading system (ETS) aims to reduce the industry's carbon emissions. Discover how it works and why a reform is needed.
The Effort Sharing Regulation sets national targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions to help the EU reach net zero emissions by 2050.
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.
MEPs want a more ambitious carbon levy on imported goods to stop companies moving outside the EU to avoid emissions standards, a practice known as carbon leakage.
To reduce car emissions, MEPs propose tougher CO2 limits on cars and vans to reach zero emissions on roads by 2035.
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.
Find out what the benefits of hydrogen energy are and how the EU wants to make the most of it to support the green transition.
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.
Fit for 55
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.
Greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation and shipping have grown rapidly over the past three decades. Check out our infographics.
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.
The EU has exceeded the targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Check out our infographics to find out more.
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.
Protecting and sustainably managing forests is critical to fighting the climate crisis. Find out what measures the European Parliament is calling for.
One million out of eight million species globally are threatened with extinction. Find out which and how many species in Europe are endangered or extinct.
In order to preserve endangered species and human life, the EU wants to improve and preserve biodiversity on the continent. Learn how in our video.