Member states could reach ‘conditional agreement’ on net zero this week - Commission ...

A highly placed European Commission official has told ENDS that EU member states might reach a conditional agreement on a net-zero target for 2050 this week, perhaps linked to the post-2020 budget

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An alliance of green groups has put the EU in the spotlight over its failure to adopt more ambitious emissions targets for 2030 in an international ranking unveiled at the Madrid climate talks

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