On the way to a European Climate Law

FAQs On the way to a European Climate Law

At December's meeting of the European Council, the last during Germany's Council Presidency, heads of state and government agreed to a significantly higher climate target: a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 55% of 1990 levels. What is European climate change mitigation and environmental protection policy all about? And what are Germany's goals within the scope of its Presidency of the Council of the EU? Here is an overview.

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Germany is working for binding EU-wide biodiversity targets and specific measures to stop biodiversity loss.

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What does the EU do to protect the environment and mitigate climate change?Minimise
What does climate neutrality mean for the EU?Minimise
What is behind the European Green Deal?Minimise
What climate and environmental policy goals has Germany set itself within the framework of its Presidency of the Council of the European Union?Minimise
What is the EU Climate Law?Minimise
What is the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030?Minimise
What is meant by sustainable digitalisation?Minimise
How is Germany’s Presidency itself organised in a climate neutral way?Minimise
How will the EU make the pandemic recovery fund climate-friendly?Minimise