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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