The European Commission adopted on 11 September a Communication reaffirming the EU’s commitment to accelerated climate ambition.

The EU has put concrete actions behind its Paris Agreement commitments, in line with the Juncker Commission priority of establishing an Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy. The Union is successfully transitioning towards a low emissions economy, with a view to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Under the Paris Agreement, all parties have to present a long-term strategy by 2020.

According to the latest special Eurobarometer study on climate change, 93% of Europeans believe that climate change is a serious problem, and 92% of them supported making the EU climate-neutral by 2050.

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