The 2030 climate and energy framework includes EU-wide targets and policy objectives for the period from 2021 to 2030.
Greenhouse gas emissions - raising the ambition
In July 2021, the European Commission adopted a set of proposals to make the EU's climate, energy, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.
This will enable the EU to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
2030 climate and energy framework - key targets
Under the Regulation on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action, the EU has adopted integrated rules to ensure planning, monitoring and reporting of progress towards its 2030 climate and energy targets and its international commitments under the Paris Agreement.
Based on the better regulation principles, the governance process involves consultations with citizens and stakeholders.
The Commission proposed the 55% target in its 2030 Climate Target Plan in September 2020.
- Communication on the 2030 Climate Target Plan
- 2030 Climate Target Plan Impact Assessment
- 2030 Climate Target Plan Impact Assessment Executive Summary
- Commission amended proposal for a Regulation: Climate Law
- Synopsis report public consultation activities and in-depth report open public consultation
- Press Release
- Factsheet - The 2030 Climate Target Plan: A Vision for Europe
- Factsheet - Policy Tools for the 2030 Climate Target Plan
- Supplementary information: data for the graphs presented in the impact assessment