On 6 February 2024, in line with the scientific advice by the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change (ESABCC) and based on a detailed Impact Assessment, the European Commission presented a 90% net GHG emission reduction compared to 1990 levels as the recommended target for 2040. The recommendation for a 2040 emissions reduction target outlines the path to climate neutrality in 2050 as required under the European Climate Law. The objective of the Communication is to inform the preparation of the post-2030 framework. It does not propose new policy measures or set new sector-specific targets.