Brussels seeks feedback on a raft of radical climate action measures

The European Commission has opened initial consultations on plans for stricter CO2 emissions standards for cars, overhauling the carbon market, new rules to green farming and buildings, and changing how land-use is factored into net emissions calculations.

by Robert Hodgson
New electric cars outside the Volkswagen factory in Zwickau. The commission is examining ways to encourage the uptake of zero-emissions vehicles. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
New electric cars outside the Volkswagen factory in Zwickau. The commission is examining ways to encourage the uptake of zero-emissions vehicles. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

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