Commission publishes roadmap for raising 2030 climate goal

The European Commission published a roadmap on Wednesday as the next step in its ongoing impact assessment on raising the EU’s 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target.

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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