Net zero: EC commits to ‘accelerate climate action’, but progress slow on 2050 target

The European Commission has indicated that the EU will not go to the UN Climate Action Summit in New York this month with a concrete goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

The European Commission has indicated that the EU will not go to the UN Climate Action Summit in New York this month with a concrete goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

In a communication published on Wednesday, the Commission notes that a “large majority” of EU member states have already endorsed the bloc’s long-term climate strategy to slash carbon dioxide emissions to net zero.

However, “further discussions are being carried out in view of reaching a consensus over the next few months”, the Commission says. 

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