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Climate & Energy

Climate change threatens the world’s communities and ecosystems.
In 2015, 195 countries, including the EU, signed a historic climate agreement in Paris. We committed to keeping global warming well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to keep it to 1.5° C.

The EU’s climate and energy targets lack ambition: cutting emissions 40% by 2030 and achieving net zero emissions "as soon as possible"; reaching 32% renewables and 32.5% energy efficiency by 2030. This is not enough! 

What is WWF doing?

WWF believes that the EU should aim to reach zero emissions by 2040 to uphold the Paris Agreement and avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

To achieve this, WWF is advocating and campaigning for:
  • the 2030 climate and energy targets to be made more ambitious
  • a strong EU mid-century strategy which aims to reach zero net emissions by 2040
  • an ambitious industrial decarbonisation policy;
  • EU countries to phase out fossil fuels and their subsidies rapidly, beginning with coal;
  • finance for clean technologies, for the just transition, and for adaptation, loss and damage and scaled up climate action.

Policy timeline

Our climate & energy team

Imke Luebbeke
Head of Unit, EU Climate and Energy Policy
+32 2 743 88 18

Leia Achampong
Policy Office, Climate & Energy
+32 27 610 420

Alexandra Chevalier
Communications & Media Officer
(maternity cover to March 2019)
+32 484 49 43 54

Alex Mason
Senior Policy Officer, Renewable Energy
+32 494 762 763

Katie Treadwell
Energy Policy Officer
+32 470 73 57 48

Sam Van Den Plas
Senior Policy Officer, Climate & Energy
+32 485 95 22 01

Arianna Vitali Roscini
Senior Policy Officer for energy conservation
+32 2 743 88 16

WWF's MaxiMiseR project

	© WWF / Imre Sebastyen
WWF's MaxiMiseR project, funded by EU LIFE, looked at how to help countries achieve strong and effective long-term climate strategies.
	© © Greg Marinovich / The Stand / WWF-GCEI

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