The EU commission adopts new guidelines on how to protect future infrastructure projects from climate change


The European Commission today published a new technical guide on climate-proof infrastructure projects for the period 2021-2027. The guidelines will help to integrate climate considerations into future investments and the development of infrastructure projects, be they buildings, network infrastructure or a range of built systems and assets. This will enable European institutional and private investors to make informed decisions on projects that are considered compatible with the Paris Agreement and EU climate objectives. The guidelines adopted today will therefore help the EU to implement the European Green Pact, to put into effect the instructions of the EU climate law and to contribute to greener EU spending. They are in line with the objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by a net -55% by 2030 and to become climate neutral by 2050; they respect the principles of the "primacy of energy efficiency" and "do not cause significant damage"and meet the requirements of legislation for different EU funds such as InvestEU, the European Interconnection Mechanism (EIM), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Cohesion Fund (CF) and the Fair Transition Fund (FTJ).

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