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Climate Action

Supporting climate action through the EU budget

To help achieve its climate goals, the EU has decided to integrate, or mainstream, climate action across the entire EU budget.

EU budget 2021-2027: Commission proposal to further strengthen climate action

The EU’s 2021-2027 long-term budget, together with the NextGenerationEU recovery instrument, amounts to €2.018 trillion in current prices (€1.8 trillion in 2018 prices). This unprecedented response will help repair the economic and social damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic and aid the transition towards a modern and more sustainable Europe.

30% of the EU budget will be spent to fight climate change. 

More information on the 2021-2027 long-term EU budget & NextGenerationEU

EU budget 2014-2020: Climate integrated into all spending areas

In the 2014‑2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, the Commission introduced a new ‘climate mainstreaming’ approach to help earmark financial resources for the fight against climate change. We established an overall climate spending target amounting to20% of the EU budget. During that period, the EU allocated EUR 220.8 billion to the fight against climate change, representing 20.59% of the total budget, thereby going beyond our 20% target.


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