Blog: As the US burns, the EU gears up for ‘climate Wednesday’

The second week of (new) normal business after the summer break has seen Brussels green deal politicking gathering pace, not least with the unexpected news that president Ursula von der Leyen will announce next week how far, and how, the European Commission wants to increase its 2030 emissions reduction target, the basis of Europe’s pledge under the Paris Agreement.

by Robert Hodgson and Simon Pickstone
California's bay area shrouded in smoke amid record-breaking fires along the US west coast. Image: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images
California's bay area shrouded in smoke amid record-breaking fires along the US west coast. Image: Ray Chavez/MediaNews Group/The Mercury News via Getty Images

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