EU climate action now in the hands of governments

An EU report shows the bloc remains on track to comfortably meet its 2020 emissions reduction targets, but the same cannot be said for the decade to 2030, according to a separate analysis from the EEA

An EU report shows the bloc remains on track to comfortably meet its 2020 emissions reduction targets, but the same cannot be said for the decade to 2030, according to a separate analysis from the European Environment Agency, which calls for “robust” action at the national level.

Greenhouse gas emissions were 22% below 1990 levels by the end of 2016, meaning the EU had already exceeded its end-of-decade target by two percentage points, the European Commission said in its annual climate action progress report on Friday.

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