Europe far off 2030 emissions target – Court of Auditors

Europe must overcome a number of obstacles to reach its climate targets for 2030 and 2050, according to the EU’s budgetary control watchdog Europe must overcome a number of obstacles to reach its climate targets for 2030 and 2050, according to the EU’s budgetary control watchdog.
By Andreas Walstad 19 September 2017 0 27624
The Lippendorf coal power plant in Germany. Lippendorf coal power station in Germany. Coal-to-gas switching is seen by many as vital for the EU to meet its emission targets. (Vattenfall)

EU countries must do much more to reach medium- and long-term targets for cutting carbon dioxide emissions, the EU’s budgetary control watchdog said on Tuesday. 

The bloc has already reached its binding target of a 20% cut in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 2020 compared with 1990 levels. But much more must be done to reach the target of a 40% cut by 2030 and an 80-95% cut by 2050, the Luxembourg-based European Court of Auditors said in a report

“To achieve the 2030 targets,...

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