Ministers still unconvinced about 30% CO2 cut

Environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Thursday did not take a decision on whether Europe should increase its CO2 reduction target to 30%, instead telling the EU executive to quickly complete a further cost-benefit assessment.

The Council of Ministers asked for the study in June. Before Copenhagen, the EU had offered to move to 30% if other industrialised countries made "comparable efforts". But there are now growing calls for adopting this target unilaterally.

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