European Parliament demands stronger emissions targets

MEPs have called for the EU to increase its 2030 emissions reduction target to a 55% cut on 1990 levels, while rejecting proposals to withdraw support for carbon capture and storage and biofuels

MEPs have called for the EU to increase its 2030 emissions reduction target to a 55% cut on 1990 levels, while rejecting proposals to withdraw support for carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and biofuels.

In a resolution on the upcoming COP24 climate conference in Katowice, Poland, they said the current 2030 target of 40% was not a “sufficient contribution” to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement and urged the European Commission to lay down emissions reduction targets that would take the EU to net-zero emissions by 2050.

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