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.
“The Commission’s reluctance to propose a new, much higher target early next year shows its failure to recognise the urgency of the climate crisis,” said Wendel Trio, director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.
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