An alliance of French and German green groups have called on their governments to boost the EU’s 2030 emissions reduction target to 55%, up from the current goal of at least 40%.
President Emmanuel Macron will meet chancellor Angela Merkel in Toulouse on Wednesday, as part of the regular Franco-German Ministerial Council designed to encourage political coordination between the two most prominent EU members.
More ambitious climate action should be a key component of Wednesday’s talks, the NGO alliance has said, calling for a commitment to climate neutrality to be brought forward to 2040 and for 40% of the next EU budget to be devoted to climate protection.
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