EUA Energy & Environment Platform

Europe needs an ambitious new strategy to keep global warming below 2˚C

29 November 2018

On 28 November, the European Commission adopted a strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral Europe “A Clean Planet for all”. EUA-EPUE responded to the European Commission Public Consultation on Future climate and energy policy – a Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions in October 2018.

Our response highlighted the need for an ambitious and comprehensive new strategy to tackle energy and climate challenges. Furthermore, it called for the design of new regulatory frameworks as well as support for up-to-date and high-quality education programmes to provide access to knowledge for European citizens. This urgent need to act was also powerfully stressed in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report (October 2018) on the impacts of global warming.