Member states formalise COP26 mandate while split on emission reduction pathway

EU environment ministers have set the bloc’s negotiating mandate for the COP26 climate conference, but are divided on five of the proposals in the European Commission’s ‘Fit for 55’ package.

by Christian Ernhede
Environment ministers Svenja Schulze and Barbara Pompili speak to Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans during Wednesday's meeting. Photo: EU Council
Environment ministers Svenja Schulze and Barbara Pompili speak to Commission vice-president Frans Timmermans during Wednesday's meeting. Photo: EU Council

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