Shake up of EU decarbonisation policies needed to hit targets – IDDRI

The EU needs to “shake-up” its energy and climate policies if it’s to have any chance of meeting the 2030 and 2050 carbon reduction targets, according to the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations

The EU needs to “shake-up” its energy and climate policies if it’s to have any chance of meeting the 2030 and 2050 carbon reduction targets, according to the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI).

“A new policy strategy is needed,” IDDRI noted in its report, State of the low-carbon energy union. “It should involve a suite of policies and be linked to concrete sectoral decarbonisation strategies.”

Using data from all 28 member states and every sector of their energy systems, IDDRI discovered “significant progress” in decarbonising the bloc’s energy systems.

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