2040 Climate Target: No decarbonisation without energy savings.

Mar 22, 2024 | Latest, Publications

On February 6, the European Commission published the communication on the 2040 climate target accompanied by an Impact Assessment (IA). It recommends that the EU cuts its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by a net 90% by 2040. The below briefing reviews how energy savings and energy efficiency contribute to reaching this climate objective according to the Commission’s communication and underlying modelling.


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