The EU is fighting climate change through ambitious policies at home and in close cooperation with international partners.

The EU and its Member States are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. The EU is on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for 2020, and has put in place key laws and measures to achieve its climate and energy targets for 2030. By 2050, Europe aims to become the world’s first climate-neutral continent.

Climate action is also at the heart of the European Green Deal – an ambitious package of measures ranging from ambitiously cutting greenhouse gas emissions, to investing in cutting-edge research and innovation, and preserving Europe’s natural environment.