The European Parliament and EU member states have agreed on a “at least” 55% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by 2030: the European Commission stated in a statement. “European climate law establishes the EU’s commitment to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 and the intermediate goal is to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared with 1990 “.
The climate law agreement mandates climate neutrality by 2050 and cuts emissions by 2030 at least 55% from 1990 levels. The results of the negotiations, which last through the night, show allows the EU to formalize its commitment to strengthening as part of the Paris Agreement, ahead of the world leaders’ summit on climate convened by Joe Biden on April 22 and 23.
Emission reduction targets are still proposed by the European Commission by 2020 and approved by the EU leaders last December. But for the 2030 target, at the request of the European Parliament, negotiators have set a limit (225 million tons) on the contribution of CO2 absorbents from forests and technology. One detail, according to the European Parliament’s environmental committee chair Pascal Canfin, is interpreted as a “57% reduction in efficiency”. The rest will have to be all mitigation efforts. Climate neutrality in 2050, established by the EU leaders, remains a common goal of the Union rather than for individual countries as the European Parliament would like. Other elements of the agreement included the creation of an independent European scientific advisory committee on climate change and the achievement of a climate-neutral target by 2040. Now the agreement would have to be reached. The Council (member states) and the whole of the European Parliament.
“Our political commitment to being the first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is now also a legal commitment.“European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen commented welcoming the agreement reached. Von der Leyen also emphasized the importance of the goals set out to provide a better outlook for generations to come according to the.” With this deal, we send a strong signal to JoÆo Pedro Matos Fernandes, Portugal’s Climate Minister as the current president of the EU Environment Council, commenting the world ahead of the summit. on the world’s top climate on April 22.
“UAnother commitment is made today in Europe’s first third of Europe’s climate law. It is a clear indication of the EU’s determination to fight climate change and an omen for the 22nd climate summit. ”Thus, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa commented on an agreement reached overnight among EU institutions on climate law Portugal holds the EU presidency for six months.
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