A clear majority of EU Environment Ministers have called for raising the EU 2030 climate target today.
The European Union sees global partnerships and increased cooperation as essential to advancing the Union's strategic interests and to tackle global challenges.
This year's climate conference, COP23, concluded with steps forward to ensure global climate action through implementation of the Paris Agreement.
The European Parliament and Council have today reached a provisional agreement to revise the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) for the period after 2020. This revision will contribute to put the EU on track to achieving a significant part of its commitment under the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030.
In a historic move, EU ministers today approved the ratification of the Paris Agreement by the European Union. The decision was reached at an extraordinary meeting of the Environment Council in Brussels. This decision brings the Paris Agreement very close to entering into force.