The European Parliament will be the first 'zero CO2 emissions' institution by 2016 thanks to extensive use of renewable energy and more control of consumption.
The decision was taken by the presidency of the Legislative Assembly a few weeks before the COP21 in Paris, the important international climate conference. Moving toward a full carbon neutrality, the Parliament will play an important role in limiting the consequences of climate change and it will set a good example to everyone. In order to safeguard the environment, moreover, the legislative body will improve the management of water, paper, electricity consumption and waste recycling.
The objective of zero CO2 emissions, where spills are inevitable and can not be further reduced, will be completed with compensation plans for ecological and environmental purposes, funded with 250.000 Euros. These funds are directed primarily to developing countries in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific and, if only in these areas is not possible to develop the project, it will be possible to consider the states of the European neighborhood, especially the territories around the Mediterranean.