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2030 Climate targets: a missed opportunity?

On 22th January, the European Commission released a proposal for new 2030 climate targets. This framework should help leading the way to keep global warming within safe limits.

© European Union, 2014

© European Union, 2014

Tic tac tic tac, Europe is running out of time to reach its 2020 climate objectives (20% Greenhouse gas reduction from 1990 levels, 20% share of renewable energy, 20% improvement in energy efficiency). Yet, the European Commission already released new targets for 2030. This framework will continue the process engaged by the Europe2020 climate goals. These new targets are a 40% reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions and a share of 27% of renewable in the energy mix. Energy efficiency will be further discussed. Lire la suite