EU ministers criticised for lack of climate urgency

Environmentalists have criticised EU governments for failing to match the urgency of this week’s IPCC climate warnings

Environmentalists have criticised EU governments for not matching the urgency of this week’s IPCC climate warnings after environment ministers failed to commit to a revised 2030 emissions reduction target and only managed to agree a five-point increase on proposed emissions cuts for cars.

In adopting on Tuesday a joint position ahead of the COP24 climate summit in Katowice in December, environment ministers said the EU Council was ready to “communicate or update its NDC by 2020” taking into account the efforts of all parties to meet the Paris objectives.

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