EU 2050 Climate Action and Climate Law

What is EU 2050 Climate Action and Climate Law? 

 

The Commission set out its vision for a climate-neutral EU in November 20183, looking at all the key sectors and exploring pathways for the transition. The Commission's vision covers nearly all EU policies and is in line with the Paris Agreement4objective to keep the global temperature increase to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to keep it to 1.5°C. As a follow-up to the European Green Deal Communication5, the Commission proposed on 4 March 2020 the first draft European Climate Law6 to enshrine the 2050 climate-neutrality target into law.   In June 2021 the ’Fit for 55’ package is expected, with proposals for the revision of certain legislative measures to properly implement climate law. 

EU Member States are required to develop national long-term strategies on to achieve the greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed to meet their commitments under the Paris Agreement and EU objectives. 

 

Why is it important for HPs?

The heat pump industry indirectly benefits from – and is strongly supportive of – high targets on greenhouse gas reduction (but also on renewable energy and energy efficiency) since heat pump technologies offer solutions as of today to meet these targets.

Our Objectives:

  • To make sure that  heating and cooling are seen as top priorities
  • To support a 100% emission free heating and cooling sector by 2050
  • To introduce a carbon pricing mechanism that would put electric heat pumps on the same level as all thermal energy providers.

Additional Information (photos, webinars, publications, related news)

Link to EU 2050 climate action

Link to Climate Law roadmap