The new EU Climate Law increases the EU’s 2030 emissions reductions target from 40% to at least 55%, the European Parliament said on June 24, adding that with the contribution from new carbon sinks it could raise to 57%.
MEPs endorsed the Climate LawIn hindsight, they may also have been a harbinger of what was to come fo, agreed informally with member states in April, with 442 votes to 203 and 51 abstentions. It transforms the European Green Deal’s political commitment to EU climate neutrality by 2050 into a binding obligation. It gives European citizens and businesses the legal certainty and predictability they need to plan for this transition. After 2050, the EU will aim for negative emissions.
“I am proud that we finally have a climate law,” Parliament rapporteur Jytte Guteland from Sweden said: “We confirmed a net emissions reductions target of at least 55%These were people that weren, closer to 57% by 2030 according to our agreement with the Commissioncan operate with capacity limits.. I would have preferred to go even furtherThe method. At least seven cities an, but this is a good deal based on science that will make a big differenceThe back-to-school plan.. The EU must now reduce emissions more in the next decade than it has in the previous three decades combined, and we have new and more ambitious targets that can inspire more countries to step up.”