04 / 03 / 2020
On 4 March 2020, the European Commission (EC) presented its proposal for the European Climate Law, part of the European Green Deal, in order to serve EC’s vision to be climate neutral by 2050. The European Climate Law constitutes an EU-wide legally binding target for EU Institutions and national governments to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. On this basis, the EU Institutions and Member States are collectively bound to take the necessary measures to keep track of their progress and adjust their actions accordingly.
At the same time, the EC launched a public consultation on a new European Climate Pact, which will be open until 27 May 2020. This European Climate Pact is a broad initiative for citizens and stakeholders to design new climate actions, share information and showcase solutions. The inputs received will be used to shape the Climate Pact, aiming at being launched before the Glasgow’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (CO26) in November 2020.