MEPs urge stronger EU climate policies

Draft parliamentary resolution calls for "Apollo-style" programme to cut greenhouse gases by up to 80%

The European parliament's environment committee has called for a crash programme similar to America's Apollo space programme of the 1960s to curb greenhouse gas emissions. This should include a "transformation" of energy, transport and building systems, the committee agreed in a draft resolution.

The resolution will constitute the parliament's response to European Commission proposals for post-2012 EU climate change policies tabled early this year (EED 09/02/05). The assembly will finalise the resolution next month.

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