Fit for 55

Today, we in the European Parliament have taken a major step forward for European climate policy. Even though I would have liked more, this is a good day for the climate. The EU has set itself the goal of reducing net greenhouse gases by 55 percent by 2030, and to this end the Parliament has adopted decarbonization through a CO2 offset tax, a higher price for CO2 certificates and a climate social fund. Explanations for the individual measures can be found on these charts: