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It’s All Over: EU Abandons New 2030 Climate Target

Deutsche Press Agentur

EU Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete has given up on plans to officially raise the European Union’s 2030 climate target.

Contrary to what has been announced, Cañete has not submitted the proposal to the EU member states, the German Press Agency in Brussels has learned. The idea was met with opposition by, among others, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the German industry. Other EU countries also rejected it. Global climate policy is in crisis since US President Donald Trump quit the Paris climate agreement of 2015.

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