EU strife on climate goal is far from over

The EU Parliament and member states have not yet completely succeeded in converging their respective climate goals for 2030. This comes as a disappointment for many players that now put their confidence in market developments overtaking policy.

Jytte Guteland, Swedish social democratic MEP and EU Parliament chief negotiator. | Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix


When the US president opens the virtual summit meeting later today, Thursday, the EU will have a new trophy to display at the five-year anniversary of the Paris Climate Accord's signing: the final climate legislation whereby the EU commits to net climate neutrality from 2050 and a CO2 emissions reduction of "at least 55 percent" relative to the 1990 average.

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