EU climate strategies & targets

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The European Union (EU) has set itself targets for reducing its greenhouse gas emissions progressively up to 2050.

Key climate and energy targets are set in the:

    2020 climate and energy package
    2030 climate and energy framework

These targets are defined to put the EU on the way to achieve the transformation towards a low-carbon economy as detailed in the 2050 low-carbon roadmap

Through regular monitoring and reporting the EU tracks its progress on cutting emissions

Before proposing new policies, the Commission carefully assesses their potential impacts

EU climate strategies & targets