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EU presses on with tighter 2030 climate target despite pandemic
(Reuters, 31 Mar 2020) EU executive has suggested it will heed calls from campaigners and investors that economic recovery measures should also accelerate the low-carbon transition
The EU executive kick-started its plan to set a tougher 2030 emissions target on Tuesday, a move that could help maintain the bloc's focus on climate change despite pressure to soften its green ambitions in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The European Commission began a public consultation to gather views until June 23 on its options to tighten the EU's 2030 target to a 50% or 55% cut in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels, from the current 40%.
The new target, to be proposed in September, will guide the Commission's revisions of a suite of EU policies even as it also focuses on a post-coronavirus economic recovery.
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