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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Press release |

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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Forest/ CC0 timotheus-frobel
Press release |

New Forest Strategy gives hope for both biodiversity and climate goals

Today, the European Commission has announced its new Forest Strategy until 2030. The strategy is part of the Fit for 55/European Green Deal package published by the Commission on Wednesday of this week. This is a step forward in the EU's approach to forests, which previously, have mainly been seen as a source of raw materials and energy. …
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Forest Fires
Press release |

Climate Package offers lift-off for climate protection

The European Commission has presented its climate package on Delivering the European Green Deal. This first of its kind package of climate legislation is the roadmap for the EU to reach its climate target of at least 52.8% emissions reduction and 2.2% removed by carbon sinks by 2030, climate neutrality by 2050 and for the implementation o…
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Child holding a balloon during a climate march/ CC0 Mika Baumeister
Child holding a balloon during a climate march/ CC0 Mika Baumeister
Opinion |

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.
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News |

Plenary Flash 05-09 July 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in Hungary and Poland, the programme of the Slovenian Presidency, the General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030, asylum and migration, The 70th anniversary of the Geneva Convention, the repression of the opposition in Turkey, .…
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Letter |

Greens/EFA letter to Ms Von der Leyen and Mr Timmermans on Fit for 2030 package

For the Greens/EFA, the launch of the “Fit for 2030 Package” will be a make or break moment for the implementation of the European Green Deal. It is now time to turn objectives and strategies into binding legislation, to honour our climate and energy commitments, to live up to the European Green Deal’s oath to ‘do no harm’ and to ensure a…
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© Thomas Mounsey
Global Warming Metaphor Thomas Mounsey
Press release |

European Climate Law: Not enough to meet Paris climate targets

MEPs will vote on the first ever European Climate Law. The main tenet of the European Climate Law is the target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. This calculation, however, includes carbon sinks such as forests and wetlands. If these natural CO2 reservoirs are deducted, the climate target shrinks to only 52.8%. The climat…
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Study - Achieving 60% emission reductions by 2030
Study |

Achieving 60% emission reductions by 2030

This study from Cambridge Econometrics analyses impacts of increased climate action in the EU27 using a macroeconomic model. The key questions are: is an increase to a 60% GHG reduction target possible? What could be key policy elements? What would be the economic and employment effects of meeting this target?

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