The energy sector is responsible for almost two-thirds of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Why it matters
Saving energy through energy efficiency measures in buildings, industry and the transport sectors can help fight climate change
and, at the same time, boost the economy, create jobs, reduce energy poverty
and improve citizens’ living conditions.
Legislation and policy measures are crucial to ensuring that the appliances we buy and the buildings we live in do not waste energy. The European Union has a key role to play in this regard by adopting laws that help citizens and business to consume less.
What WWF is doing
The EU has a non-binding 2030 target of 32.5%. To limit greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, the EU needs to step up its efforts.
WWF is calling for the 2030 energy savings target to be strengthened to at least 45% in the EU's 'Fit for 55%' package. The package needs to bring climate action in line with science, which shows 65% EU emissions cuts are needed by 2030.