New EU target to cut carbon emissions by at least 55% disappoints experts


Policy is not sufficiently ambitious and out of line with Paris agreement, say environment groups

A new EU target of a 55% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 has been described as a “farce” by environmental groups after it was agreed in Brussels on the eve of Joe Biden’s climate summit for world leaders.

After 14 hours of intensive negotiations, representatives of the EU’s member states and parliament emerged on Wednesday morning to announce a deal in principle on cuts and the establishment of a new independent body of scientists to monitor the policy.

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