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EU Commission softens climate stance, all eyes turn to leaders

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As EU environment ministers offer their support for more ambitious emission reductions, the Commission could be softening its stance, with its chief negotiator saying that he is open to increasing the bloc’s 2030 target. Last week, the

Last week, the Commission ruled out an increase, but was quickly countered when big hitting ministers, including from Germany, France and the UK, supported higher ambition. Europe was a key mover in Paris, building bridges with developing countries. With leaders meeting later this month to take-stock of what the agreement means for its

With leaders meeting later this month to take-stock of what the agreement means for its 2030 goals, they are under pressure reinforce these ties by collectively aligning their targets with the rapid global decarbonisation and the 1.5DegC temperature limit agreed in Paris, and enacting national laws in line with December’s agreement.

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