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 151 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
14.06.2024  .
Decision com(2024)252
15.05.2024  .
Report com(2024)195
15.05.2024  .
Report com(2024)196
08.04.2024  .
Report com(2024)151
20.03.2024  .
Decision com(2024)125


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 39 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
05.04.2022  Fluorinated greenhouse gases.
Regulation com(2022)150
05.04.2022  Substances that deplete the ozone layer.
Regulation com(2022)151
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


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
14.02.2023  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2019/1242 as regards strengthening the CO₂ emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles and integrating reporting ...
Regulation com(2023)88
12.05.2017  Authorisation of the opening of negotiations on an agreement with the Global Green Growth Institute.
Recommendation com(2017)175