Divisions delay debate on 30% CO2 target

EU environment ministers have put off serious discussion of the European Commission’s communication on options for moving to a 30% greenhouse gas emissions target until as late as October 2010

EU environment ministers meeting in Luxembourg on 11 June have put off a full discussion of the European Commission’s analysis of options and implications for moving from its current 20% greenhouse gas reduction target by 2020 relative to 1990 to a 30% target.1

Meanwhile, EU climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard has effectively ended her campaign for Europe to unilaterally raise its 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target from 20% to 30% amid fears over the worsening financial crisis in the eurozone.

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