Last week the European Commission has launched the written public consultation on the EU’s long term climate strategy.

It is in the form of a questionnaire, mainly with multiple choices and it covers the full range of emissions-related sectors and activities, including lifestyle choices. There are for example a large number of questions targeted at individual citizens, for example on willingness to eat less red meat or use different appliances.

The closing date for responses is 9 October.

As unformal advice to all CEESEN members are good to know that each submitted response the more likely it is to be considered in detail.

Given the multiple choice nature of much of the questionnaire, this consultation seems to be less about gathering detailed technical input and more about testing the popularity of various different approaches to cutting emissions.