The EU Green Deal, adopted by the Commission in December 2019, has tackling European Green Deal climate change and reaching the objectives of the Paris Agreement and other environmental issues (including addressing air pollution) at its core. The 2050 climate neutrality objective, which the Commission proposed in 2018 and the European Council and Parliament endorsed, is one of its central elements. The Commission has proposed to enshrine climate neutrality into EU law. In order to set the EU on a sustainable path to achieve climate neutrality by 2050, the Commission has proposed in the Communication on stepping up the EU’s 2030 climate ambition an EU-wide, economy-wide net greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 55% in 2030 (compared to 1990).
Building on the existing 2030 legislation and the Communication on stepping up the EU’s 2030 climate ambition, the Commission will review and propose to revise, where necessary, the key relevant legislation by June 2021.
This consultation focuses on the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), a key tool for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and achieving the EU’s climate targets.
This public consultation invites citizens and organisations to contribute to the assessment of how to translate the increased EU 2030 emission reduction ambition into an upgraded, more ambitious, workable and realistic ETS. The results of the consultation (which will be summarised and published) will inform the Impact Assessment, accompanying the Commission proposal for revising the ETS.
Please consult below the CU response to the Public Consultation on the review of the EU Emissions Trading System: