The EU at COP26 Climate Change Summit

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is taking place from October 31 to November 12, 2021 in Glasgow.

The COP26 summit, hosted by the United Kingdom, brings parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The EU is strongly invested in the success of COP26. With the European Green Deal, the EU is setting a positive example, striving for Europe to become the first climate neutral continent by 2050 and has led major international partners to set their own target dates for climate neutrality.

With the European Green Deal - the EU's growth strategy - Europe is taking concrete steps towards a decarbonised economy by committing:

  • To reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels;
  • 30% of the EU’s budget for 2021-2027 and the NextGenerationEU recovery package to support climate action;
  • 40% renewable energy target for 2030;
  • To transform Europe’s economy and societies to reduce emissions, boost innovation and investment, create more jobs and foster economic growth.
  • €21 billion annually in financial support to climate finance – making the EU the biggest donor of climate finance.

The EU is engaging with its international partners for a shared commitment and joint action to reduce emissions by 2030 and to have tangible goals to become climate-neutral economies by 2050.

More Information:
COP26 Programme - click here.
European Climate Law - click here.