How to Raise Europe’s Climate Ambitions for 2030

Implementing a -55% Target in EU Policy Architecture

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Implementing a -55% Target in EU Policy Architecture

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), rescheduled to take place in Glasgow on 1–12 November 2021, will be a crucial moment for the Paris Agreement. In applying the accord’s ‘review and ratcheting up’ procedure for the first time, the conference will show whether the  climate treaty can deliver stronger climate action to close the current gap on the way to keeping global warming ‘well below 2 degrees’. To ensure the success of the agreement, the EU must make a substantial contribution to increasing climate action by raising its outdated climate target framework.

The European Commission has announced that by September 2020 it will present a comprehensive plan for increasing the EU’s GHG emissions reduction targets for 2030 to at least 50 per cent and well on the way to 55 per cent relative to 1990 levels. This report, written together with the Öko-Institut, explores the question of ‘How?’ by mapping options for implementing a -55 per cent target in the EU’s policy architecture.

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Bibliographical Data

  • Authors

    Jakob Graichen, Dr. Felix Chr. Matthes, Sabine Gores, Felix Fallasch

  • Publication number

    185/05-I-2020/EN

  • Version number

    1.2

  • Release date

    08/2020

  • Number of pages

    72

  • Citation

    Öko-Institut and Agora Energiewende (2020): How to Raise Europe’s Climate Ambitions for 2030: Implementing a -55% Target in EU Policy Architecture

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