Anger over torpedoing of 2050 zero emissions target

Poland and a handful of central European allies have provoked anger and gloom among climate campaigners and other EU governments after vetoing a bid for the EU to become carbon-neutral by 2050

Poland and a handful of central European allies have provoked anger and gloom among climate campaigners and other EU governments after vetoing a bid to set a 2050 deadline for Europe to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero.

The director of Climate Action Network Europe, an alliance of hundreds of campaign groups across the continent, slammed the move – also backed by Hungary, Czechia and Estonia – as “irresponsible” when the news emerged late on Thursday from a European Council summit in Brussels.

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