E.DSO analysis of the 2040 EU Climate Target

On 6 February 2024, following guidance from the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change (ESABCC) and grounded on a comprehensive Impact Assessment, the European Commission unveiled its Communication for a 90% reduction in net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040, relative to 1990 levels. This proposed target for 2040 serves as a strategic milestone towards achieving climate neutrality by 2050, under the European Climate Law. The purpose of this Communication is to guide the development of the framework beyond 2030. It neither introduces new policy initiatives nor establishes fresh targets for specific sectors but emphasises that a series of enabling conditions will be needed.

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