Both the EU Council and the Parliament have adopted the EU climate law so now we just need to wait for it to be published in the Official Journal of the EU before it can enter into force.
The EU climate law requires the EU reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050. It's the cornerstone of the European Green Deal.
However, the detail of how the EU will reach these targets will require changes to various EU legislation and policy. This will be done via the "Fit for 55" package of proposals, which is due to be published by the Commission on 14 July.
For more information:
- On the climate law - see EU reaches political agreement on draft climate law - at last.
- On what to expect in the "Fit for 55" package - see Beyond the Climate Law, look out for the "Fit for 55 Package" - From macro legislation to sectoral rules.
- On the EU Green Deal - see EU blueprint for net zero by 2050: new 2030 target and green recovery plan.
Now that the European climate law has been adopted by both the European Parliament and the Council, it will be signed and published in the Official Journal, before entering into force.