Climate action: EU inches towards agreement on mid-century neutrality goal

Environment ministers are unlikely to agree on upping the EU's 2030 climate target, but the number of countries opposing a 2050 net-zero goal has fallen to three

There is practically no chance of environment ministers agreeing to change to the EU's 2030 emissions reduction target on Friday, but the number of countries opposing a goal of achieving climate neutrality by 2050 has fallen to three, diplomatic sources have confirmed on the eve of an EU Council summit.

“On the 2030 target, the aim is to establish how we formulate our intentions [for the COP25 summit in December],” a source from the Finnish Council presidency said when briefing journalists in Brussels. “We are not especially talking about percentages; that is not on the agenda tomorrow.”

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