On April 21st, the EU agreed to reduce net emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990. To set the EU on course to reach that target, it published a whole package of legislation, some revised and some new, ranging from energy to forestry on July the 14th and on December 15th. This package is referred to as the ‘Fit for 55’ package.

In this section, you will find articles on all the Fit for 55 files, what their goals are, to whom they apply and how they intend to achieve their goals. You will also find other related articles on topics relevant on how the EU wants to reach its 2030 and 2050 climate goals.

The climate policies of the seven groups of the European Parliament analysed in the context of the 2024 EU elections Read more
The NAP3 acts as ‘The Programme’ for climate resilience and adaptation by accumulating the approaches designed by the Government into Read more
Back in 2015, the European Commission adopted its first Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP). Read more
To deliver on its emissions reduction goals, in 2005 the EU established the European Union Emission Trading System (EU ETS) Read more
The European Parliament voted in favour of a Regulation that would restrict imports to “deforestation-free” products for EU bloc countries Read more
We've put together a comprehensive glossary booklet to help you understand the jargon around EU climate policy. The first section Read more
The proposal for a Methane Regulation seeks to address and mitigate emissions of the greenhouse gas known as methane across Read more
The legislative proposal seeks to find a middle ground between guaranteeing competition and encouraging private investment through a hybrid regulatory Read more
By Clarice Agostini In May and June 2022, the plenary of the European Parliament will vote on the key elements Read more
A useful table to understand the acronyms for EU committees. Read more
Expanding the EU-ETS to cover the sectors of building, maritime and road transport is essential to meet the EU’s enhanced Read more
The UK’s net zero strategy builds upon the Climate Change Act of 2008 and the 2020 Ten Point Action Plan Read more
Emissions trading schemes (ETS) incentivize polluters to reduce CO2 emissions through carbon pricing. ETS in China, South- Korea, Switzerland, the Read more
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The revenues generated by the EU ETS will be used to help industries and states across the EU reach carbon-neutrality Read more
Aviation emissions have increased significantly in the EU, despite intra-EEA flights being included in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) Read more
The current ETD is based on volume of fuels, rather than their energy content or impact on the environment. By Read more
In July 2021, the European Commission presented the FuelEU maritime initiative within its Fit for 55 package measures aiming to Read more
The ReFuel EU Aviation proposal offers targets for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and synthetic aviation fuels from 2025 to 2050 Read more
As the climate emergency becomes increasingly acute, the European Union aims to become the first carbon-neutral economy by 2050. The Read more
The revised proposal makes significant progress in terms of expanding the scope of the Directive. RED is responsible for driving Read more
Points of discussion in the CBAM debate include emission scope, LDCs, export rebates and explicit carbon pricing. Iron and steel Read more
Improving energy efficiency is key to decreasing our impact on climate change. The new proposal raises the EU energy efficiency Read more
To reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, the European Union (‘EU’) enacted a comprehensive package of measures. Among them, of particular Read more
Companies buy certificates that they have to surrender for their imported emissions for certain goods. Left-over certificates can be resold Read more
The land use sector encompasses the management of natural environment and built infrastructures The land use regulation forms the legal Read more
Out of all international organisations, the EU is considered to have some of the most extensive climate protection laws, and Read more
Adopted in July 2021, the EU forest strategy is the European Union’s plan to improve the quantity and quality of Read more
As part of the European Union's (EU) Green Deal legislation, a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) has been proposed that Read more
Its Emissions Trading System is central to the EU’s efforts in reducing power and industrial emissions. In the cap-and-trade system, Read more
There were many disagreements about EU climate policies in the ‘90s but two programmes were created that were instrumental to Read more
In 1974 the World Environmental Day was created with the idea that “the Governments of the world would undertake worldwide Read more
What is the Fit for 55 package? The package can be divided into three categories: energy, transport and emission reductions. Read more
The European Council reviewed the European Commission’s target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by the year Read more