Exciting news: Inspired by the millions of people like you calling for urgent climate action, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has promised to bring forward an unprecedented EU climate law.
Even more exciting news: The EU Commission has opened a public consultation to shape Europe’s climate action.
The consultation runs until 6 February – so NOW is YOUR chance to have your say and tell the European Commission what you think Europe should do to respond to the climate emergency.
Not sure where to start? Need a bit of inspiration? We’ve got you covered.
What does climate action look like?
The EU climate law must:
- Cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 65% by 2030 and reach net-zero emissions by 2040, in line with science. And review these targets every five years.
- Ban all subsidies, tax breaks, advertising and other benefits for fossil fuels like coal, oil and gas.
- Scrap or change any EU policies that aren’t consistent with the EU’s climate objectives.
- Set up an independent scientific body to scrutinise the EU’s targets, and its plans and policies to tackle the climate emergency.
- Ensure polluting companies and industries pay for the necessary changes, not the most vulnerable in society.
The coal, oil and gas industries are desperately trying to kill EU climate action. Don’t leave this to them. Tell the European Commission what you’d like Europe to do to act on climate NOW.
Together, we can make sure our voices are heard and Europe does all it can for a healthier, cleaner and safer planet.
Why should you act now?
From the Australian bushfires to record flooding in Southern and Central Europe, climate breakdown is already costing lives and destroying nature. Our planet couldn’t scream any louder for help.
An emergency needs urgency and the European Commission has finally acknowledged the need for climate action.
What else can you do?
Tweet us @GreenpeaceEU and let us know after you have submitted your comment!
Send your message to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen @vonderleyen and tell her what you’d like to see from Europe!
Share this link with your friends and get them to submit their comments too.
This is YOUR chance to get YOUR voice heard for our planet!