16 May '18, 11pm

EU sets sights on net zero emissions goal

EU sets sights on net zero emissions goal

The EU Commission's energy and climate lead, Miguel Arias Canete, has revealed the EU will push for a 2050 net zero emissions goal as part of its new long-term decarbonisation strategy. A 2050 net zero target would represent a significant ramp up of ambition on the bloc's current goal, which aims to reduce emissions to 80-95 per cent below 1990 levels by mid-century. Related articles EU to take UK to court over air pollution breaches Nissan flicks switch on UK solar market Water shortages to be key environmental challenge of the century, Nasa warns EU sets sights on net zero emissions goal Howzat! Lords knocks plastic bottles for six "The strategy will aim at net zero emissions by the middle of the century, and be based on a deep transformation of the European economy," Canete wrote in a blog post published earlier this week. The long-term trajectory is being reconsidered ...

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