The current 2030 target aims to reduce emissions by 40% compared to 1990 levels. The commission, as part of its European Green Deal communication published last year, has proposed raising it to at least 50% and towards 55%.
In the roadmap communication, the commission explains the need for raising the 2030 target to achieve a more balanced reduction pathway to climate neutrality by mid-century, with the current target set to require steep reductions in the two decades following 2030.
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