Fit for 2030 package

As Greens/EFA, we call for a “Fit for 2030 package” which is science-based and delivers bold ambitions to make Europe the first climate neutral continent, a highly energy-efficient and fully renewable-based Europe, predictable and clear standards for the private sector and an inclusive ecological transition that fosters solidarity and leaves no one behind.

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The ‘Fit for 55’ package is a road plan on how to reduce emissions in the EU by at least 55 % until 2030. It contains at least twelve new climate proposals. Ever heard of ETS, CBAM, ESR, LULUCF,... ? Discover what it is all about and read the latest updates on the 8 files debated and voted in plenary session in June 2022.

Are we fit for 2030?

It’s been called Fit for 55, Fit for 1.5 and now Fit for 2030. EU jargon aside, this new EU climate package is about our future on a liveable planet and finding a fair way to get there.

12 key files for "Fit for 2030 package" and our key demands

Revision of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)

The Greens/EFA ask for a reduction of at least 5,8% of the cap on emissions each year and the end of free allowances. To avoid putting the burden on citizens, the Group calls not to include road transport and buildings, but to integrate domestic and international aviation and shipping emissions in the scope of the ETS.

SOCIAL CLIMATE FUND (SCF)

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

The Greens/EFA are calling for a clear climate impact of the CBAM in line with WTO standards. In addition, any form of potential export support should be transparent, proportionate and not lead to any kind of competitive advantages for EU exporting industries in third countries.

THE EU EMISSIONS TRADING SYSTEM FOR AVIATION

Review of the Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR)

The Greens/EFA ask for a limitation on the purchase of ESR allowances from other Member States. In addition, a minimum price should be set for buying these allowances, in order to respect the polluter-pays principle.

REDUCING EMISSIONS FROM AVIATION (CORSIA)

Revision of the Regulation on the inclusion of greenhouse gas emissions and removals from land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF)

The Greens/EFA call on establishing binding GHG emissions reduction targets for forestry and land use for the EU as a whole and for each Member State. The EU should set targets at EU and MS level to increase forest sinks as well. And the Group asks to keep in mind that forests cannot compensate for agricultural emissions.

Revision of the Regulation setting CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars

The Greens/EFA push for the EC to take the lead and set up zero CO2 emission performance standards as of 2030 to create rules supporting pioneers in this industry. The ban of the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the next decade is key to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

Reducing methane emissions in the energy sector

Revision of the Energy Taxation Directive (ETD)

The Greens/EFA underline that the revision of the ETD is a unique opportunity to address GHG emissions reductions in non-ETS sectors, specifically transport and buildings. Furthermore, energy taxation will raise the price citizens have to pay for their energy, so it is important that revenue raised on products covered by the ETD are reinvested.

Amendments to the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II)

The Greens/EFA demand that the “low-carbon fuels”, that are likely to be of fossil or nuclear origin, should not be part of the EU’s future energy production. Supply from bioenergy should be reduced, and own renewable energy produced by citizens supported.

Amendments to the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

The Greens/EFA are asking for a revised EED that should ensure a mandatory target of at least 45% for both primary and final energy savings by 2030. Additionally, the minimum level of new energy savings needs to be doubled to 1.6% in the Member States. Finally, the Group asks for mandatory renovation of all public buildings.

Revision of the Directive on deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure

With the adoption of the European Green Deal and the new climate goals, it is clear that gas can no longer be considered part of the solution. The Greens/EFA remind the importance for the ports to be ready as soon as possible for the gradual increase of vessels powered by hydrogen, ammonia and electricity-based fuels. It is important that lack of charging/fuelling infrastructure does not become a constraint for the market uptake of (sustainable) alternative fuels.

Revision of the energy performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

Revision of the Third Energy Package for gas to regulate competitive decarbonised gas markets

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Debriefing of the July plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the EU taxonomy, abortion rights, the Digital Services Act and Digital Market Act, national vetoes to undermine Global Tax Deal and Windfall Tax, Sustainable flights (REFuel), the 2021 Commission report on Kosovo and the intersectionality report.
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Agreement drives EU towards end of internal combustion engine

EU environment and energy ministers cleared the way for the phase-out of the fossil internal combustion engine by 2035. The proposal is part of the Fit for 55 package and aims to reduce the EU's greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 and to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent.
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Debriefing of the June plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Fit for 55 package, the rule of law, forced labour, abortion rights in the US, common chargers, minimum wage, women on boards and the Convention to change EU Treaties.
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Fit For 55: European Parliament rejects severely weakened Emission Trading System

MEPs from the Greens/EFA Group along with a progressive majority have successfully voted down a considerably weakened position on the EU Emissions Trading System, following efforts of the EPP Group and industry lobbies. The ETS file will now go back to the Environment Committee.
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MEPs vote to end combustion engine by 2035

The automotive sector can, and should be one of the fastest sectors to decarbonise. The solutions are there and manufacturers are already racing to invest. The industry needs certainty. The European Parliament has shown clear support for the car industry to go fully electric by 2035.
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European Parliament strengthens Commission's proposal on LULUCF

Members of the European Parliament have adopted the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The way we use land must be sustainable for both the climate and nature. Climate resilience in land use is key to building a carbon-neutral economy and achieving carbon negativity, to manage the climate crisis.
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Plenary Flash - 6-9 June 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the Fit for 55 package, Question Time with the Commission on reducing the use of pesticides and strengthening consumer protection, Council and Commission statements on the rule of law and the potential approval of the Polish national Recovery Plan (RRF), Council and Commission statements on global th…
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Opinion |

The Fit for 55 package - updates

The Fit for 55 package to become climate neutral by 2050 will be voted on this June plenary. Follow here for green updates and reactions.
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Commission’s new energy package vague & falls short of Green Deal

The European Commission presented its legislative package on European Energy Policy. Among the proposed measures are tools for the decarbonisation of the European gas market and the creation of a hydrogen market, definition of low CO2 hydrogen, the so-called low carbon gasses, a regulation to reduce methane emissions and the revision of t…
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Greens/EFA urge Member States to better tackle buildings' carbon emissions and energy poverty

Ahead of the release of the European Commission’s legislative revision of the implementation report on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and this plenary week's debate and vote on the current Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the Greens/EFA are calling for more ambition in its scope. The EPBD will have a far ra…

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