Blog: Ambitious emissions cuts now look like bare minimum

Assume it is New Year’s Eve 2020 and we have achieved, precisely, the EU’s target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to 20% below 1990 levels. It took 30 years, the collapse of heavy industry in post-communist East and Central Europe and a global financial crisis in addition to, in the last decade, the Renewable Energy Directive and all the rest, but we got the job done.

by Robert Hodgson

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