Brussels is calling for climate neutrality in 2050
The European Commission (EU) proposed the first European Climate Law, which intends Europe’s economy and society to achieve zero net emissions by 2050.
This deal’s key objective is to boost the efficient use of resources by moving a clean and circular economy, restore biodiversity, and cut pollution. The plan is to fight the threat of climate change and environmental degradation through:
- A growth strategy to transform the European Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy with no net emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050;
- The dissociation between economic growth and the use of resources;
- Fully implementing the motto “no person and no place is left behind”.
Regarding the Commission’s proposal for the European Climate Law now submitted, this act proposes:
- A reduction in CO2 emissions between a minimum of 50% and a maximum of 55%, compared to 1990 levels, by 2030;
- Achieve climate neutrality by 2050, using carbon capture to compensate for the greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere;
- If approved, this legislative proposal will pave the way to legally bind the European Green Deal plans, and set a long-term direction for meeting the 2050 climate-neutrality objective through all policies, in a socially fair and cost-efficient manner.
- European Commission
- European Green Deal
- European Union
- Climate action