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We are facing a climate emergency.

Greenhouse gas emissions from human activities, mainly from burning fossil fuels for energy but also from agriculture and deforestation, cause climate change.

Temperatures have been rising steadily and we now face a climate crisis that threatens the world’s peoples, nature and ecosystems.

In 2015 the EU signed the Paris climate agreement, in which countries committed to try and keep temperature rise to 1.5° C. But we are nowhere near on track to achieve that. Much faster cuts in emissions are needed, and this must be done in a socially fair way.

"Reaching zero net emissions in the EU by 2040 is essential if we are to uphold the Paris Agreement and avoid catastrophic climate change.”

Alex Mason
Head of Climate and Energy
WWF European Policy Office

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What WWF is doing

WWF is advocating and campaigning for:
  • A 65% cut in EU emissions by 2030 (compared to 1990);
  • Zero net emissions in the EU by 2040;
  • A rapid phase out of all fossil fuels so we achieve a 100% renewable energy system by the same date;
  • A strengthened Just Transition policy framework;
  • A well-designed and coordinated EU industrial decarbonisation policy, with only targeted use of renewable hydrogen and carbon capture and storage (CCS);
  • Much stricter rules on bioenergy;
  • Effective plans and strategies at Member State level;


Alex Mason
Head of Climate & Energy
+32 494 762 763

Arnaud Van Dooren
Policy Officer, Climate & Energy

Camille Maury
Senior Policy Officer, Decarbonisation of Industry
+32 495 42 00 49

Sofia Ghezzi
Policy Officer, Climate & Land Use

Mags Bird
Senior Policy Officer
Climate & Energy - Just Transition

Michael Sicaud-Clyet
Policy Officer, Climate & Energy

Florian Cassier
Communications Officer, Climate
+32 479 33 92 11

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Opportunities for all through an EU Just Transition

The transition to a low-carbon economy in the EU requires change at an unprecedented pace.

While most citizens will find new opportunities in the clean economy and all will ultimately benefit from improved well-being in a secure and sustainable society, significant segments of the population risk being disadvantaged during the transition. Ensuring a just transition is therefore critical.

This publication examines the elements already in place to support a just transition in the EU, and presents recommendations for a strengthened just transition policy framework.

Read the report