The European Union is debating on the post-2020 framework for climate and energy policies. Currently a world leader with its “20-20-20 targets”, Europe must keep its aspirations up. An ambitious 2030 framework is not only necessary for meeting the European Council commitment to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 to 95% until 2050. It is also an opportunity to translate the EU’s climate and energy objectives into a multitude of actions at the local and regional level, which already contribute to improving the quality of life of citizens and to boosting EU competitiveness. Local and regional authorities are continuously increasing their efforts for climate action and the transition towards green growth.
Our networks are concerned about the European Commission’s proposal on the future of climate and
energy policies in the EU. In particular, the Commission’s communication: (…)