Aware of current environmental concerns, the EU intends to respond to the great challenge of the 21st century, which is the fight against climate change. The EC today adopted a Communication reaffirming the EU’s commitment to accelerated climate ambition.
Preparing for the Climate Action Summit by the United Nations Secretary General in New York on 23rd September, the Commission recalls that the European Union has been atthe forefront of global climate action, negotiating an inclusive international framework to respond tothis challenge, while acting domestically with unity, speed and decisiveness. The EU has put concreteactions behind its Paris Agreement commitments, in line with the Juncker Commission priority ofestablishing an Energy Union with a forward-looking climate change policy.
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 it is successfully transitioning towards a low emissionseconomy, with a view to reach climate neutrality by 2050. Ambitious climate action enjoys strong democratic support.