Directorate-General Climate Action (CLIMA)

This Directorate-General develops EU policies for combatting climate change and is responsible for the supervision and financing of projects that support this policy.

The main tasks of this DG are:

  • to participate in international negotiations on climate change
  • to explore and set up policies that might deal with the consequences of climate change
  • the development and implementation of the EU Emissions Trading System
  • to promote low carbon and similar clean technologies
  • to monitor and aid member states in implementing their national strategies to combat climate change


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 146 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
07.02.2024  Securing our future Europe's 2040 climate target and path to climate neutrality by 2050 building a sustainable, just and prosperous society.
24.11.2023  Implementation of the Innovation Fund in 2022.
Report com(2023)732
31.10.2023  Functioning of the European carbon market in 2022.
Report com(2023)654
31.10.2023  EU’s Report on the additional period for fulfilling commitments under the Kyoto Protocol (greenhouse gas emissions, climate change).
Report com(2023)686
24.10.2023  EU Climate Action Progress Report 2023.
Report com(2023)653


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 38 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
17.04.2023  EU position in the Joint Committee EU-Switzerland on the linking of their greenhouse gas emissions trading systems.
Decision com(2023)197
18.03.2022  EU Position vis-a-vis the Swiss on the linking of their greenhouse gas emissions trading systems, as regards amending Annexes III and IV to the Agreement.
Decision com(2022)111
15.07.2021  Amendment of Directive 2003/87/EC as regards the notification of offsetting in respect of a global market-based measure for aircraft operators based in the Union.
Decision com(2021)567
15.07.2021  Energy efficiency (recast).
Directive com(2021)558
14.07.2021  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2018/842 on binding annual greenhouse gas emission reductions by Member States from 2021 to 2030 contributing to climate action to meet ...
Regulation com(2021)555


Legislation in force

There are at least 2 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
05.04.2022  Fluorinated greenhouse gases.
Regulation com(2022)150
05.04.2022  Substances that deplete the ozone layer.
Regulation com(2022)151