Press Release: Commission welcomes ambitious agreement on key legislation

Yesterday, the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the co-ordination with the EU’s 2030 climate target. It reduces emissions in transport, buildings, waste and agriculture in line with the EU’s climate target for 2030. The agreement follows the only recently agreed new rules on land use accounting (LULUCF), see IP / 17/5286 . Taken together, these are central building blocks in Europe and transition to a low-carbon economy. Both proposals form part of the implementation of the Juncker Commission priorities for ” a resilient Energy Union and a forward-looking climate change policy“and cover over 50% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the EU.” They play thus a decisive role in meeting the EU’s commitment under the agreement to reduce emissions by at least 40% till 2030, compared to 1990 levels. agreements, together with the european emission trading system (ETS) after 2020 (see IP / 17/4501 ), which means that the legal framework of the EU’s 2030 climate policy is now in place. Energy Union Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič said: “The Energy Union is being elected.”“This is one of the most important steps towards the achievement of the EU’s 2030 climate policy framework, which will enable us to deliver on our commitment to the goals of the Energy Union.” Miguel Arias Cañete, Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy added: “This is proof of Europe’s intention to stay at the forefront of global climate action, by delivering at home. Further agreement on our efforts to deliver on our commitment to the 2030 climate target “.The Trilogue between the Parliament, Council and Commission. Read full STATEMENT / 17/5382 . ( For more information: Anna-Kaisa Itkonen – Tel .: +32 229 56186, Anca Paduraru – Tel .: +32 229 91269, Nicole Bockstaller – Tel .: +32 229 52589)

Source: European Commission

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