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Response to a public consultation on the EU climate target for 2040

July 19, 2023 Category: Policy

Recommendations for EU policy, with a view to 2040 and beyond.

As EU policymakers finalise Fit for 55 agreements and set their sights on the 2040 target, this is an opportune moment to take a step back and consider the lessons we have learnt so far in the implementation of the European Green Deal and beyond. While targets can be helpful for signposting the transition and tracking progress, the crucial question is how we can ultimately reach them. What will maximise our chance of success is a comprehensive strategy that will be resilient to multifaceted risk and centre Europe’s energy security and economic growth.