The Climate neutrality regulation (EU)—snapshot

The following EU Law practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The Climate neutrality regulation (EU)—snapshot
  • Background to the EU Climate Regulation
  • Purpose, scope and objectives of the EU Climate Regulation
  • A binding objective in line with the Paris Agreement
  • The importance of carbon in the transition to climate neutrality
  • The intermediary measures to the 2050 target
  • Public participation and sectoral roadmaps
  • Amendments to the European Climate Law
  • Amendments to the Agency and Network Regulation
  • Amendments to the Governance Regulation
  • More...

The Climate neutrality regulation (EU)—snapshot

TitleRegulation (EU) 2021/1119 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 June 2021 establishing the framework for achieving climate neutrality (EU Climate Regulation)
Amending—Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action (the Governance Regulation)
—Regulation (EC) 401/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the European Environment Agency and the European Environment Information and Observation Network (the Agency and Network Regulation)
(together the European Climate Law)
Entry into force29 July 2021
Deadline for transpositionN/A
SubjectClimate neutrality, Paris Agreement, European Green Deal, greenhouse gas emission

Background to the EU Climate Regulation

In its communication of 11 December 2019 entitled ‘the European Green Deal’, the Commission set out a growth strategy with the overarching aim of making Europe climate-neutral in order to protect citizens from environment-related risks and impacts. The EU Climate Regulation aims to write into law the goal that is set out in the European Green Deal. For further guidance on the European Green Deal, see Practice Note: The European Green Deal—tracker.

Article 2 of the EU Climate Regulation provides that greenhouse gas emissions and removals regulated in EU law shall be balanced within the EU at the latest by 2050, thus reducing emissions to net zero

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