Climate Policy – A Fitness Check: Are we fit for 55?
Fit for 55, presented by the European Commission in July 2021, is an ambitious package of climate policy measures and mechanisms that is intended to enable the EU to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The package is currently being discussed in trilogue, with initial decisions to be adopted over the course of the year.
The Fit for 55 package is the focus of this latest issue of eco@work. We take an in-depth look at the European Commission’s proposals with regard to energy efficiency and the expansion of renewable energies, for example. The war in Ukraine and the changed global political situation also play an important role here. We further turn the spotlight on carbon pricing and the associated instruments. And in the interview with eco@work, Michael Bloss, a Member of the European Parliament from the Greens/EFA group, offers some insights into the legislative process and explains why he believes the Fit for 55 package should place greater emphasis on the social and international dimensions.