2050 climate strategies
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.
WWF's Maximiser project
- This EU-LIFE and MAVA-funded project ran until 2018.
More on the MaxiMiseR project