The negotiators of the Council and the European Parliament have finally reached a political agreement regarding the climate, an agreement that must now be ratified by the Council (member countries) and the plenary of the European Parliament and which resolves the objective of bringing the European Union to be climatically impartial by 2050.
European climate law is the main pact that determines the framework for EU climate legislation for the next 30 years.
As for the 2030 target, the negotiators agreed on the need to give priority to reducing CO2 emissions over eliminating them.
It was also arranged that the European Union set itself to achieve a greater volume of net carbon assimilation by 2030.
The agreement sets out to reduce CO2 emissions in Europe by 55% by 2030, so that all European countries commit to take the next step and achieve emissions neutrality by 2050.
A European Scientific Advisory Committee on Climate Change will also be established, made up of 15 senior scientific experts from different countries. This autonomous council will be tasked with providing scientific advice and reporting on EU measures, climate targets and indicative greenhouse gas balances and their consistency with European climate law and the EU’s international commitments under the Paris Agreement.