Energy and Climate Change Package

A set of binding legislation that aims to allow the European Union to combat climate change. The first package, adopted in December 2008, sets three key targets for 2020 (the "20-20-20" targets): a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels; a 20% improvement in the E.U.'s energy efficiency; and raising the share of E.U. energy consumption produced from renewable resources to 20%. The second package, presented by the European Commission in January 2014, sets more ambitious targets for 2030.