Press seminar: the ‘Fit for 55’ package | News


Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 is the EU’s long-term objective. In the shorter run, all focus is on the Fit for 55 package of legislation to revise and update current climate, energy and transport-related legislation to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 % by 2030 and to become independent from expensive and polluting fossil fuels from Russia well before 2030.

1st June 2022

10:05 Opening

Pascal Canfin (Renew, FR) , Chair of ENVI Committee


10:30 Emissions: Trade & Targets

Peter Liese (EPP, DE) , Member of the ENVI Committee, Rapporteur on the revision of the EU emission trading system (ETS)

Mohammed Chahim (S&D, NL) , Member of the ENVI Committee, Rapporteur on the proposal for a regulation establishing a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM)

Jan Huitema (Renew, NL) , Member of the ENVI Committee, Rapporteur on the amending Regulation (EU) 2019/631 as regards strengthening the CO2 emission performance standards for new passenger cars and new light commercial vehicles


11:20 Climate Change and Energy: Taxonomy and other aspects

Bas Eickhout (Greens/EFA, NL) , Vice-Chair of ENVI Committee and Rapporteur for the Taxonomy Regulation

11:45 Time for interviews


14:00 Energy perspectives

Lina Gálvez Muñoz (S&D, ES) , Vice-Chair of ITRE Committee


14:20 Energy in(dependency): How does the war in Ukraine impact the Fit for 55 ambitions?

Christian Ehler (EPP, DE) Coordinator of the EPP position in ITRE Committee

Niels Fuglsang (S&D, DK) Member of ITRE Committee, Rapporteur on the proposal for a Directive on Energy Efficiency (recast)

Ciarán Cuffe (Greens/EFA, IE) , Member of ITRE Committee and Rapporteur on Energy Performance of Buildings Directive


15:10 END


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