E3-Modelling helps shape landmark 2030 Climate Target Plan

We are thrilled to be once again at the very heart of European energy and climate policy-making; and more so, by putting our expertise at the service of public policy in order to help Europe craft comprehensive responses to some of the most pressing global challenges of our time.

For the past few months, the E3-Modelling team has used its cutting-edge modelling tool PRIMES to support the analysis underpinning the Impact Assessment of the Commission’s proposal for a new, more ambitious GHG emissions reduction target of at least 55% by 2030.

PRIMES has served in quantifying different pathways towards meeting the targets of the Climate Target Plan. These pathways respond to different scenarios that have been crafted by the European Commission. The Impact Assessment demonstrates how all sectors of the economy and society can contribute to meeting the 55% target, and underlines the importance of deploying a broad mix of policy instruments, from extending carbon pricing to new sectors to escalating energy and transport policy ambition.

The proposal was announced by Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen at the State of the Union speech on September 17 and is the first step in implementing the European Climate Law, one that will make Europe’s climate neutrality by 2050 a legally binding commitment for EU Member States.

More information on the proposal and the Impact Assessment text can be found here: