Four things the EU should do to strengthen climate action before this mandate ends

EU institutions still have time for a series of concrete actions to strengthen climate policy before their mandate ends and get their successors off to a flying start, write Sanjeev Kumar and Edward Robinson.

Sanjeev Kumar is the founder of Change Partnership, a think-tank focused on solving the politics of climate change. Edward Robinson is a director of Culmer Raphael and a senior adviser to Change Partnership.

While the Commission’s 2050 Clean Planet for all vision doesn’t propose new policies or a revision of the 2030 climate, energy and transport targets, it does call for “immediate and decisive” action to address climate change.

There are numerous actions that can be undertaken in the coming months while EU leaders discuss the 1.5 degrees-compatible, net-zero emissions target for 2050. Time is running out.