Finland and the EU climate package

It is the EU’s objective to be climate neutral by 2050. On its way to climate neutrality, the EU is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 per cent of the 1990 level by 2030. In July 2021, the European Commission presented the EU climate package, the so-called ‘Fit for 55 Package’, which will help the EU reach its emissions reduction target for 2030.

Finland underlines the importance of achieving the EU’s climate targets and of ensuring the overall level of ambition in the Fit for 55 Package.

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EU meetings
Finance ministers reach agreement on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

16.3.2022 9.57
Annika Saarikko in Ecofin discussing with EU commissioner Margrethe Vestager.
On Tuesday 15 March, the EU’s finance ministers reached an agreement in the Economic and Financial Affairs Council on establishing a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. Minister of Finance Annika Saarikko represented Finland at the meeting in Brussels.

Minister Harakka on EU climate package: emissions reductions in transport necessary – attention must be paid to costs

7.10.2021 13.38
The Government of Finland has outlined its positions on the legislative proposals of the EU Commission aiming to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from road, maritime and air transport.

Government submits four Union communications to Parliament outlining positions on EU climate initiatives for transport

30.9.2021 14.05
The Government submitted four Union communications to Parliament on 30 September 2021 concerning legislative proposals for transport. These communications address the tightening of CO2 emission limits for motor vehicles, development of a distribution infrastructure for alternative fuels, and an increase in the use of alternative fuels in aviation and maritime transport.