2020 EU Climate and Energy Package—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado
2020 EU Climate and Energy Package—snapshot

The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • 2020 EU Climate and Energy Package—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Overview
  • The 2020 strategy
  • Key pieces of legislation
  • Benefits of the 2020 strategy
  • The 2020 strategy in the UK
  • UK Government and Climate Change
  • Devolved Administrations

Title 2020 Climate and Energy Package
Entry into Force n/a
Transposition Deadline n/a
Amendments n/a
Related legislation in England and Wales n/a
Subject EU Environmental Law—Climate targets; Climate change—Climate targets

Brexit impact

As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content.

For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law, and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

Overview

The 2020 climate and energy package sets three key targets for the year 2020

  1. 20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 1990 levels, with an objective of a 30% reduction by 2020 subject to the conclusion of a comprehensive international climate change agreement

  2. 20% of EU energy from renewables

  3. 20% improvement in energy efficiency

During the