FOR ACTION – Public Consultation on EU 2030 Climate Target Plan
European Commission launched an on-line public consultation to gather stakeholder views on EU 2030 climate ambition increase and policy design necessary for deeper greenhouse gas emission reductions.
As part of the European Green Deal, the Commission will put forward a comprehensive plan to increase the EU’s 2030 climate target in September this year. The plan will propose to increase the EU’s current 2030 target of at least -40% greenhouse gas emission reductions to at least -50% and towards -55%, compared to 1990 emission levels.
The Commission will also propose to put the new target into EU law, first through an amendment of the recently proposed European Climate Law, and later through sectoral legislative proposals. Revising the current 2030 target upwards is to put the EU on a more gradual pathway towards achieving its objective to become climate-neutral by 2050. It also helps to pace and focus transition efforts from now until 2050 and ensure EU’s leadership role in addressing global challenges.
The first part of the questionnaire seeks the opinion on:
- The overall EU climate ambition for 2030 and opportunities and challenges associated with it (Section 1)
- Sectoral potential in the energy sector as well as other sectors to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and the instruments and actions to achieve this (Section 2)
- The wider enabling conditions and related policies needed to foster greenhouse gas emission reductions (Section 3)
The second part of the questionnaire is more technical and focuses on the design of EU policies. As such it seeks for opinions on:
- The design of specific climate and energy policies (Section 5)
- EU policies and outreach towards third countries on climate change (Section 6)
Due to the broad nature of the initiative, all citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to the consultation. A broad range of stakeholders are invited to provide inputs, including citizens and the civil society, businesses, NGOs, academia, national, regional and local authorities. Policies must be designed in a responsible way, considering a socially balanced, affordable, just and knowledge-led transition.
Based on a comprehensive impact assessment and analysis of the national energy and climate plans, the plan aims to draw from the views, opinions and contributions by a broad range of stakeholders.
The online public consultation invites contributions on the EU’s 2030 climate ambition and on the sectoral and transversal action necessary to achieve deeper emission reductions. In addition, some more technical questions seek opinions on the specific EU policy design. We also welcome inputs in the form of concise position papers, policy briefs, sectoral roadmaps and studies.
The online consultation will be open until 23 June 2020.
You can contribute to this consultation by filling in the questionnaire herewith attached. For reasons of transparency, organisations and businesses taking part in public consultations are asked to register in the EU’s Transparency Register. IFLA Europe is already registered with EU’s Transparency Register and we can gather all your feedback and send it to the European Commission.
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