Deal struck on reducing EU buildings emissions and energy use

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive aims to substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption in the EU buildings sector by 2030 and make it climate-neutral by 2050

Greece to mobilise €1.63bn investment for ‘just’ climate and energy transition

Its plan will benefit from grants of €1.38bn from the EU’s Just Transition Fund Programme – a key tool to ensure the transition towards a climate-neutral economy happens in a ‘fair way, leaving no one behind’ – adopted by the Commission last week

EU invests €110m in major environment and climate projects

The projects will contribute to a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and support the EU’s goals to become climate neutral and zero pollution by 2050

EU adopts guidelines to ‘climate-proof’ future infrastructure projects

Climate-proofing is a process that integrates climate change mitigation and adaptation measures into the development of infrastructure projects

EU bank and Portuguese Government join forces to boost investments in hydrogen

The European Investment Bank believes the hydrogen sector will play an important role in accelerating the energy transition

‘Europe needs almost €3 trillion of investments to reach climate-neutrality by 2050’

A European Green Deal is feasible only if the continent achieves a 65% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030, according to a new study

EU Member States ‘must steer recovery funding towards climate neutrality’

The Climate Action Network Europe and CEE Bankwatch Network have identified investment proposals that they say must be funded to ensure a green economic recovery is possible

EU to mobilise €30bn to support regional energy transition

Projects of energy and transport infrastructure, district heating networks and energy efficiency measures will be prioritised

EU backs member states in transition to climate-neutral economies

The European Green Deal Investment Plan will mobilise at least €100 billion of investments to provide support to the regions most impacted by the transition towards a climate-neutral economy

EU unveils climate law to go net zero by 2050

The first-ever ‘Climate Law’ will be the basis of the EU’s Green Deal aimed at making the 27-country bloc climate neutral by 2050