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Climate change

Event date: 12/05/2021

Climate change

The EU is fighting climate change through ambitious policies at home and close cooperation with international partners. It is already on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for 2020, and has put forward a plan to further cut emissions by at least 55% by 2030.

By 2050, Europe aims to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent. Alongside reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the EU is also taking action to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

By 2050, Europe aims to be a climate-resilient society. Climate action is at the heart of the European Green Deal – an ambitious package of measures ranging from drastically cutting greenhouse gas emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, to preserving Europe’s natural environment.

At the international level, the EU will continue to lead negotiations to increase the ambition of major emitters ahead of the United Nations climate change conference in Glasgow (COP26).

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During the plenary session (13 - 16 September 2021) in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEPs debate with the Commission the measures taken to support countries and regions affected by natural disasters this summer

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During the plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels (17 - 20 May 2021), MEPs debate to strengthen existing EU rules on environmental liability of companies to reduce and prevent environment harm

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During the plenary session of the European Parliament in Brussels (17 - 20 May 2021), MEPs debate to adopt a resolution on the impact of climate change on people in developing countries, demanding the EU puts words into action

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