EU Climate Law

24 Jun: EU Climate Law: MEPs confirm deal on climate neutrality by 2050

(Source: European Parliament)

EU carbon sinks will de facto raise 2030 emissions reduction target to 57%Greenhouse gas budget must guide 2040-targetNew independent EU scientific body to monitor progress

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%.

Parliament endorsed the Climate Law, agreed informally with member states in April, with 442 votes to 203 and 51 abstentions. It transforms the European Green Deal’s political commitment to EU climate neutrality by 2050 into a binding obligation. It gives European citizens and businesses the …