EU Recommends 90% Emission Cut Target by 2040

On 6th February, 2024, the European Union Climate Commissioner recommended a 90% emission cut target by 2040, emphasizing a fair transition and economic stability while pursuing carbon neutrality by 2050.

Political Struggles and Compromises

  • European Commission acknowledged the political challenges surrounding environmental issues, particularly the contentious plan to halve chemical pesticide use by 2030.
  • The proposal has stalled amid divisions between EU lawmakers and member countries, reflecting growing discontent.

Future Steps and Climate Projections

  • The EU Commission presents new post-2030 climate projections following the COP28 UN climate negotiations, informing future legislative efforts.
  • The next European Commission is tasked with translating recommendations into ....
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