In 2015 the EU signed the Paris climate agreement, and in 2021 the Glasgow climate pact. Countries committed to try and keep temperature rise to 1.5° C.
The EU's 55% net emissions reduction target is not enough.
It needs be at least 65% real emissions reductions by 2030
The EU must ensure the revised 2030 climate and energy laws - the 'Fit for 55%' package - boost climate action in line with the science.
This must be done in a socially fair way - WWF's asks.
"Reaching net zero emissions by 2040 in the EU is essential if we are to uphold the Paris Agreement and limit devastating climate change.”
Head of Climate and Energy
WWF European Policy Office
- a 65% emissions reduction target for 2030, zero net emissions by 2040, and a target for carbon sinks
- all EU policies to be aligned with science
- all EU policies to be required to align with EU climate law
- just transition funding to depend on decarbonisation plans & deadlines
- an ambitious industrial decarbonisation policy, with only targeted use of renewable hydrogen allowed;
- EU countries to phase out fossil fuels and their subsidies, ads and sponsorship rapidly, beginning with coal;
- finance for clean technologies, for adaptation, loss and damage and scaled up climate action.
Head of Climate & Energy
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