EU 2050 low-carbon economy—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado
EU 2050 low-carbon economy—snapshot

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

  • EU 2050 low-carbon economy—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Overview
  • The 2050 roadmap and its future benefits
  • Key elements
  • Developments

Title Commission Communication of March 2011 'A Roadmap for moving to a competitive low-carbon economy in 2050'
Entry into Force n/a
Transposition Deadline n/a
Amendments n/a
Implementing legislation n/a
Subject Climate change, Energy

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.


In the past decade the EU has assessed ways to make its economy more climate-friendly and less energy intensive focusing on key sectors such as power, industry, transport, buildings and farming with a major milestone set for 2050.

An increase of 2°C compared to the temperature in pre-industrial times is seen by scientists as the threshold beyond which