The EU will not revise its climate policy plans following the adoption of a global climate agreement in Paris, commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete said on Monday.
It will be for the next European Commission to decide whether the EU should strengthen the 40% emissions reduction target for 2030 agreed by EU leaders last year, Mr Cañete said.
The “right time” for a decision about raising ambition is after the planned global ‘stock-take’ on the Paris Agreement in 2018. In the meantime, the Commission will continue to work on policies for meeting the 40% goal, such as a new Effort Sharing Decision, Mr Cañete said.
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