In this paper, WWF and 15 other leading climate organisations set out what the European Parliament and Council of Ministers should agree on in the upcoming trilogues in order that the 'Fit for 55' come as close as possible to being ‘Fit for 1.5°C’.
The window for stopping runaway climate change is closing rapidly, and action in the next few years will be decisive. The ‘Fit for 55’ package therefore constitutes the EU’s best - and possibly last - chance to help meet the 1.5°C goal set out in the Paris Agreement.
As they stand, neither the Commission’s original proposals, nor, as so far adopted, the positions of the Council and European Parliament, come close to what is required. But with appropriate compromises, a package might still be agreed that would move things forward. One that would do so in a socially fair way and make a significant contribution to the energy security and biodiversity crises we face.
Decisions taken during the trilogue negotations will determine emissions and consequences that will be with us for generations to come.