By Simona Obreja 09 Marzo 2020

Proposal for a European Climate Law and a new consultation on the European Climate Pact

The commitments made by the European Union regarding climate change are reinforced by a new proposal to become climate-neutral by 2050. The European Climate Law sets the orientation of all EU policies and becomes a central element of the European Green Deal. At the same time, the Commission opens a public consultation on the future European Climate Pact.

According to the executive vice president responsible for the European Green Deal, Frans Timmermans: “The European Climate Law is also a message to our international partners that this is the year in which together we have to increase our level of ambition worldwide to achieve our common goals under the Paris Agreement. "
And it is in this context that the “Energy Efficiency in Argentina” project funded by the European Union is framed, aiming to support the Government of Argentina in its efforts to meet climate change objectives through the Rational Use of Energy and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Energy reform is a very important issue, since it affects both macroeconomic and fiscal aspects, being a central point in Argentina's objectives for sustainable development and climate change mitigation.
The European Climate Law itself includes measures to monitor progress and adjust our actions accordingly, based on existing systems, such as the governance process for the national plans of the Member States in energy and climate matters, the periodic reports of the European Environment Agency and the latest scientific data on climate change and its repercussions. Every five years the progress recorded will be examined, in line with the global balance of the Paris Agreement.
The European Climate Pact and the corresponding future policiesTogether with government policies and regulations, all sectors of society and the economy must play a role in the transition to a climate-neutral European Union. Hence the public consultation on a new European Climate Pact that involves citizens in the formulation of new actions for the climate, the exchange of information, the implementation of activities and the presentation of potential solutions.
The Climate Pact will be launched before the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to be held in Glasgow in November 2020 (CP26).
Useful documents:
Pacto Verde Europeo 
Acuerdo de París 
Ley del Clima Europea
Estrategia a largo plazo para 2050
Diálogo con los Ciudadanos acerca del Pacto Europeo sobre el Clima

The Climate Pact will be launched before the United Nations Conference on Climate Change to be held in Glasgow in November 2020 (CP26).

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