The Member States of the European Union needs to step up their efforts to meet the bloc’s climate objectives and implement the Paris Climate Agreement, according to report by the Commission published on 18 June.

 

The Commission’s assessment of Member States’ draft plans to implement the EU’s Energy Union objectives, and in particular the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets, finds that the national plans already represent significant efforts but points to several areas where there is room for improvement, notably as concerns targeted and individualised policies to ensure the delivery of the 2030 targets and to stay on the path towards climate neutrality in the longer term.

The EU is the first major economy to put in place a legally binding framework to deliver on its pledges under the Paris Agreement and this is the first time that the Member States have prepared draft integrated national energy and climate plans (NECPs). Yet, with plans currently falling short both in terms of renewables and energy efficiency contributions, reaching the EU’s overall climate and energy goals will require a collective step up of ambition.

 

Full article available: https://www.neweurope.eu/article/eu-wants-member-states-to-implement-paris-agreement-faster/

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