2050 Climate Plans | WWF
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2050 climate strategies

The EU has pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and to achieve zero net emissions 'as soon as possible.' This is not enough.
EU Member States are producing ‘National Energy and Climate Plans' (NECPs) as well as longer-term climate strategies, to show how they will cut their emissions. 

Ensuring the plans are ambitious and developed in a transparent way - with the participation of civil society and stakeholders - is key to meeting the EU’s emissions reductions goals.

The EU is also discussing its own long-term climate strategy. A draft was published in November 2018 (see WWF's reaction). EU leaders want to achieve zero net emissions 'as soon as possible' but have not yet set a target year. MEPs have been more ambitious - they support a net zero emissions goal for 2050 and a 55% emissions reduction target by 2030.

For WWF, the EU should aim to be at net zero emissions by 2040 to be in line with the Paris Agreement

See WWF's Q&A and briefing on the draft EU long-term climate strategy.

What is WWF doing?

WWF is working to ensure the EU long-term climate strategy is as strong as possible. With our national WWF colleagues, we will do the same for the NECPs. 

Also, WWF was responsible for the EU LIFE-funded MaxiMiseR project, which ran until June 2018. The project aimed to make long-term climate plans as strong as possible - and  to see how they could be financed through the Emissions Trading System.

Our climate strategy team

Imke Luebbeke
Head of Climate & Energy
+32 2 743 88 18

Sarah Azau
Senior Communications & Media Officer
+32 473 57 31 37

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

WWF's Maximiser project

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- We analysed and ranked EU countries' climate plans.
- This EU-LIFE and MAVA-funded project ran until 2018.
           More on the MaxiMiseR project