Key takeaways

The European Climate Neutrality Observatory's (ECNO) second annual assessment of progress towards climate neutrality confirms that the EU is moving in the right direction. ECNO’s assessment unveils promising signs of progress for the EU’s journey towards climate neutrality – in both indicators and policies. However, the transition needs to pick up pace. Progress is currently still too slow.

Key policy actions in the next EU cycle can accelerate the transition to a competitive and just climate neutral Europe:

  • Advance effective implementation of existing and recently agreed policies, especially at Member State level.
  • Take targeted additional action to unlock enabling conditions to the transition where needed. 
  • Align finance with the transition and close the investment gap. 
  • Apply a people-centred approach to EU policy that can ensure a socially just transition that has public support.

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