Europe can transition to net zero emissions by the middle of this century if work to accelerate carbon cuts begins in earnest immediately, a major new report released today has suggested. Not only is net zero emissions a “feasible” goal for Europe, it is also a desirable one, the study concludes, bringing benefits such as greater efficiency, cleaner air and water and new development opportunities. The study, released today by the European Climate Foundation, appears as the European Commission prepares its long-term strategy for greenhouse gas reductions for submission to the UN in November. Currently the trading bloc is targeting an 80 per cent cut in emissions by 2050.
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