Ursula von der Leyen, president designate of the European Commission, has said she would propose increasing the EU’s 2030 climate change goals to cut emissions to 50% below 1990 levels, up from the current target of 40%.
"The clock is ticking," von der Leyen told MEPs from the Socialist and Democrats group on Wednesday morning. “In the first 100 days of my mandate I will announce a climate law to halve our CO2 emissions by 2030. A cut of 40% is not enough,” she is reported as saying during the closed meeting.
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