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EU at COP28 Climate Change Conference

EU at COP28
Reaching climate neutrality in a sustainable way

Europe is leading the way in a transition towards an economy that gives more to the planet than it takes away. At the global level, both ambition and action are needed in this critical decade, to ensure the implementation of the Paris Agreement and to reach climate neutrality sustainably. The 28th UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) is taking place from 30 November to 12 December 2023 in Dubai. Under the presidency of the United Arab Emirates, the COP28 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The EU will push for substantially scaling up global climate ambition to keep the 1.5°C objective within reach, in line with the Paris Agreement, and will work with like-minded partners to secure a successful outcome at COP28. The global community is not on track to respect its engagements in Paris, and in Dubai, we need to agree on an accelerated path forward in the first Global Stocktake on the Paris Agreement.

” The legislation to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 is now in place, and we are even on track to overshoot this ambition.

This is an important sign to Europe and to our global partners that the green transition is possible, and that Europe is delivering on its promises. ”

Ursula von der Leyen,
President of the European Commission

EU climate action

The European Green Deal set out a new growth strategy for Europe. It aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern and competitive economy with zero net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The latest EU climate and energy legislation, known as the ‘Fit for 55’ package, is expected to reduce EU net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030. Europe is delivering on its promises made to citizens and international partners to lead the way on climate action and shape the green transition for the benefit of citizens and industries.

Globally, the EU supports the green transformation, investing in both mitigation and climate resilience through its Global Gateway strategy. It also supports clean energy as a way of achieving the Sustainable development goals and commitments of the Paris Agreement. A Team Europe approach, it promotes green technology exchanges and reinforces energy security, offering sustainable and trusted connections and solutions across the world.