MEPs support the European Green Deal, but highlight challenges, including ensuring a just and inclusive transition and the need for high interim targets.
MEPs convened in a plenary session to discuss with Ursula von der Leyen and Frans Timmermans the roadmap to a climate-neutral continent.
EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference, says Parliament.
Read what measures the European Union is taking to meet targets to reduce carbon emissions in different sectors in order to prevent climate change.
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.
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 set out ambitious targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. Check out our infographics to find out about the progress it is making.
A law to strengthen EU curbs on CO2 emissions from industry, so as to begin delivering on Paris climate accord pledges, was passed by Parliament on Tuesday.
A delegation of 12 MEPs will attend the 23rd UN climate summit in Bonn, Germany, from 14 to 17 November. What is the focus of COP23 after the Paris agreement?
Find out the key facts and statistics about climate change in Europe: regional impact, top emitters, the reduction of greenhouse gases and more.
Women are hit harder by natural disasters than men and MEPs want action to address the risks that especially affect poorer women.
Plans to boost greenhouse-gas emission curbs through the EU carbon market (EU ETS) were informally agreed between MEPs and Council Presidency on Thursday.
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.
Learn with our infographics how the EU wants to use forests' power to absorb CO2 to fight climate change and offset carbon from the land use sector.
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.
A shift to a less-polluting economy requires significant investment. The EU wants to attract more private money as public funds are insufficient.
Under the Paris agreement, the EU has committed to carbon neutrality by the second half of the 21st century. What does it mean in practice?
The Effort Sharing Regulation sets national targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions to help the EU meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement.
Combating climate change should be Parliament’s top priority, new Eurobarometer reveals, highlighting youth-led climate protests as great influencers.
Greenhouse gas emissions from international aviation have more than doubled over the past two decades, while those from shipping have also increased. Check out our infographics.
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.
Political groups discussed the way forward on climate cooperation with the Governor of California, who earlier also met with Environment and EU-US delegation MEPs, on Wednesday.
To reduce car emissions MEPs have adopted tougher CO2 limits on cars. Here’s what you should know the plans.
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Three quarters of Europeans want the EU to do more to protect the environment according to a survey. Read more on what Parliament does to fight climate change.
The melting of Arctic ice is unlocking new opportunities in the form of shipping routes and gas and oil stocks, but also increasing tensions and creating risks for the environment. A Parliament report calls for the protection of the Arctic's unique ecosystem and sets out ways to defuse possible tensions. "There is need to avoid the militarisation of the Arctic and respect for international law is essential,"said report co-author Urmas Paet. MEPs debate the report tonight and vote on it tomorrow.
Check out our infographic containing a timeline listing milestones and key initiatives in the global fight against climate change.