Cutting industrial emissions is key focus for EU despite net target

The “primary emphasis” of EU climate policy will be “getting industrial emissions of greenhouse gases under control” despite a switching from an absolute cut in CO2 output to a ‘net’ goal for 2030 a senior European Commission official said on Tuesday, in a policy forum that also foresaw a continued political spat over international offsets.

by Robert Hodgson
Emissions: EU has new target to achieve a 55% net reduction on 1990 levels of greenhouse gas output by the end of the current decade (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)
Emissions: EU has new target to achieve a 55% net reduction on 1990 levels of greenhouse gas output by the end of the current decade (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

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