The European Commission has set its sights on delivering a “climate neutral and prosperous” Europe by 2050 as it today published a draft long-term strategy for achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions over the next three decades. Dubbed ‘A Clean Planet for All’, the draft strategy sets out how Europe can lead a global shift towards a climate neutral economy by investing in “realistic technological solutions” and aligning actions in key industrial and financial areas that ensure a “fair and just transition” for people working in fossil fuel industries.
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The European Union’s climate change chief has called for the bloc to bring its greenhouse gas emissions down to net zero by 2050 to tackle climate change. The proposal by climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete would make Europe the world’s first major economic to go fully “carbon neutral”. Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Arias Cañete said while the EU already had “the world’s most ambitious” climate change policies, they were “clearly not sufficient” to limit global warming in light of new evidence.
Independent 28th Nov 2018 read more »
The European Commission has today adopted a strategic long-term vision for a “prosperous, modern, competitive and climate neutral economy” by 2050.
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The European Union says it is aiming to become the first major economy to go “climate neutral” by 2050. Under the plan, emissions of greenhouse gases after that date would have to be offset by planting trees or by burying the gases underground. Scientists say that net-zero emissions by 2050 are needed to have a fighting chance of keeping global temperatures under 1.5C this century. The EU says the move will also cut premature air pollution deaths by 40%.
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