Lack of EU progress on climate targets under the spotlight at COP25

An alliance of green groups has put the EU in the spotlight over its failure to adopt more ambitious emissions targets for 2030 in an international ranking unveiled at the Madrid climate talks (COP25).

Out of the 57 signatories to the Paris Agreement listed in the ranking, the EU comes 22nd - a drop of six places on last year’s results - because of its “weak domestic and international climate climate policy performance”, say the green groups, which include Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, Germanwatch and New Climate Institute.

The bloc is yet to increase its nationally determined contribution (NDC) by the end of 2020 despite mounting pressure on Paris Agreement signatories to bring their NDCs in line with the goal of keeping global temperature change well below 2°C. 

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