Campaigners have expressed concern over the incoming European Commission’s apparent lack of urgency to accelerate cuts to EU greenhouse gas emissions, after a leaked outline of the forthcoming European Green Deal suggested a new 2030 target may not be proposed until late next year.
The document, seen by ENDS, indicates that president-elect Ursula von der Leyen plans to honour her pre-election pledge to propose a 10-15 percentage point increase of the EU’s 2030 emissions reduction target of 40% below 1990 levels, but sets a deadline of October 2020.
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