Europe’s 2030 climate commitment risks going up in hot air
A new policy report launched today warns of dangerous loopholes that threaten to nullify Europe’s climate commitments under the Paris agreement. It calls for greater emission cuts in sectors including transport, agriculture, waste and buildings, if the EU’s largest climate policy is to be coherent with the goal to limit global warming to well below 2°C and pursue efforts to keep it to 1.5°C.
The Effort Sharing Decision (ESD) sets national emission reduction targets for EU Member States. It is the EU’s largest climate policy as it covers 60% of the bloc’s total emissions. ….