Reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030: this is the climate agreement that was approved by the member states of the European Union (EU) at the summit which took place in Brussels (Belgium) from December 10 to 11. A strong decision in symbols, since it was taken on the eve of the anniversary of the Paris Agreements (adopted on December 12, 2015). The Union wanted to reaffirm its leadership on the climate issue and lead the United States and China in its wake.

However, for many NGOs (non-governmental organizations), the account is not there. Indeed, the place left to coal-fired power stations remains important. However, things are gradually changing. In 2025, the European budget will no longer be able to finance fossil fuels, as specified in a resolution recently adopted by MEPs. Carbon neutrality is also an objective for the EU, but by 2050.