• Posted 20-Jul-2016

Driving Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy

The Commission presented on 20 July 2016, a package of measures to accelerate the transition to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. These measures are part of the Energy Union and a forward-looking Climate Change policy.

forward-looking Climate Change policy.

The new proposals present binding annual greenhouse gas emissions targets for Member States from 2021-2030 for the transport, buildings, agriculture, waste, land-use and forestry sectors as contributors to EU climate action. In this framework, efforts have already started in the EU to align private investments with climate and resource-efficiency objectives. In addition, the Commission actively works to ensure that the EU budget spending is aligned with climate objectives. At least 20% of the current EU budget is explicitly climate related.

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