EU2030 & Energy Union | WWF

EU2030 & Energy Union

The EU’s efforts to tackle climate change are driven by a package of laws covering energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gases.
The EU is finalising an updated package of clean energy laws. These include targets for 2030 to cut emissions by 40%, to ensure 32% of energy comes from renewable sources, and to reduce energy use by 32.5%.

What is WWF doing?

WWF believes that the EU should aim to reach zero net emissions by 2040 to play its role in keeping global warming to 1.5°C, as per the Paris Agreement.

This means we need much higher 2030 greenhouse gas targets, and targets of 45% renewable energy and 40% energy savings. Only higher ambition will ensure that the EU lives up to its international commitments to prevent dangerous climate change.

To secure these targets, WWF is advocating and campaigning for:
  • Transparent, binding and more ambitious climate and energy targets to be implemented for 2030 and beyond;
  • Reforms to European energy markets so that efficiency and renewables can reach their maximum potential without being undermined by vested interests;
  • An energy transition for citizens which gives everyone the opportunity to produce their own power and manage how they consume energy;
  • 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 energy union team

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

Leia Achampong
Policy Officer - Climate & Energy
+32 276 104 20

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

Alex Mason
Senior Policy Officer, Renewable Energy
+32 494 76 27 63

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

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