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Lawyers call for greater ambition in European Climate Law

Posted On: 10 Sep 2020   |   Posted By: Client Earth

ClientEarth and other environmental organisations are calling on Members of the European Parliament to support ambitious measures in new EU climate laws, including an emission reduction target of 65 per cent.
Tomorrow, 10 September 2020, the European Parliament's Environment Committee will vote on the Climate Law, a flagship proposal under the EU's Green Deal. This will write into law Europe's objective to become climate neutral by 2050 and establish the trajectory and mechanisms needed to achieve it.
An important milestone to reaching climate neutrality by 2050 is the EU's 2030 target. The European Commission has proposed one of two new options for the new EU target - a 50% or a 55% reduction in emissions by 2030, against 1990 levels.
However, lawmakers drafting the European Parliament position are eyeing an even more ambitious 60% or 65% emissions cut by 2030, which would be more in line with what is scientifically required to comply with the Paris Agreement.
The Climate Law is intended to ensure that the...

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