EU: Binding Target of Net Zero Emissions by 2050

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German Environment Minister Schulze commented: “This agreement sends an important message internationally that the European Union is making a commitment to climate action that is irreversible and binding."

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Minister Schulze: Climate action in Europe now set in stone

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Minister Schulze: Climate action in Europe now set in stone

European Environment Council adopts position of member states on European Climate Law

For the first time, the European Union will enshrine in law the legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050. Today at the Environment Council in Brussels, chaired by German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze, the EU environment ministers agreed on a joint position on the European Climate Law, which sets the climate neutrality goal into legislation and lays down a higher climate target for 2030. By 2030, greenhouse gas emissions in the EU are to be reduced by at least 55 percent compared to 1990 levels. So far, a reduction of 25 percent has been achieved; the previous goal had been to reach at least 40 percent by 2030. It was also decided that the member states will submit the new... ... More: Official Press Release BMU

EU, Europe, Germany, climate goal, climate neutrality, CO2, emissions, net zero, 2050, agreement, Paris Agreement

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