Emissions Reduction | WWF

Emissions Reduction

Greenhouse gas emissions, which are produced by fossil fuels, agriculture, transport and other sectors, cause climate change.

We haven't done enough to reduce those emissions and tackle climate change. This has led to a climate crisis. The crisis now threatens the world’s peoples, nature and ecosystems.

What is the EU doing?

In the 2015 Paris Agreement, the EU and 195 countries committed to try and limit global warming to 1.5° C.  For the EU, this means reducing emissions by 65% by 2030 - much more than the current 55% net target. The EU's 2030 climate target must be increased rapidly. 

EU leaders have agreed to reach zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. WWF believes this must be reached by 2040. Achieving climate neutrality requires strong policies, measures and actions today.

What WWF is doing

As well as campaigning for higher overall targets, WWF works on several areas to help cut EU emissions: the 'fit for 55%' package of 2030 legislation, national energy and climate plans, the just transition away from fossil fuels to climate neutrality, industrial decarbonisation.