The interview took place on 29 November, just hours before the European Parliament declared a state of climate emergency and called again for the EU Council to raise the EU 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target by 15 points to 55% below annual output in 1990.
The same morning, CAN Europe urged governments not to wait, and to revise their national energy and climate plans (NECPs) – to be finalised by the end of the year – in line target beyond 40%. “The fact that we say this should be the minimum is not because we don't believe the target will be increased soon,” Trio said. The current goal dates back a year before the 2015 Paris Agreement, but still forms the basis of Europe's contribution to global action.
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