Greens propose climate law to ‘turn the tide’ on EU climate action

Europe needs a new climate law, including a carbon budget, more stringent emission cuts and specific requirements for trade agreements in order to “turn the tide” on climate action, Green MEPs have said.

Although the European Parliament declared a climate emergency last week, the Greens/EFA group has said that the current EU legal framework is not “adequate climate policy”.

“We have to act now and turn the tide in the ongoing negotiations on the EU budget, international trade agreements and the Common Agricultural Policy,” the group said. “Europe must establish a binding legal framework as soon as possible in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2040 and to make the existing European laws fit the 1.5 degree target” of the Paris Agreement.

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