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 and the 2021 Glasgow climate pact, 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 - more than the current 55% net target. EU climate action 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
WWF works on several areas to help cut EU emissions: the 'fit for 55%' package
of 2030 legislation, a socially fair transition away from fossil fuels to climate neutrality
, industrial decarbonisation