EU leaders set tougher climate target in December

EU leaders set tougher climate target in December

EU leaders on Thursday (15 October) said they will decide on a more stringent climate target for 2030 at a summit in December, leaving more time to forge a united European response to climate change. Ambitious climate goals are backed by big EU powers including France and Germany, as well as many major businesses, but face resistance from eastern member states still dependent on coal for energy. The 27 leaders meeting in Brussels said they will return to the issue “with the aim of agreeing on a new emission reduction…

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