EU Agrees on 55% Climate Target for 2030

The leaders of the European Union (EU) have made a deal to set an ambitious target to lessen greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to the levels in 1990 by 2030.

The leaders of the European Union (EU) have made a deal to set an ambitious target to lessen greenhouse gas emissions by 55% compared to the levels in 1990 by 2030.

The agreement is a result of more than 10 hours of negotiations late Thursday into Friday morning. 

The European Commission has proposed the incline from the 40% reduction target and was met with resistance in some EU states.

The target will need major overhauls of the energy and transport sectors as well as a huge push to renovate buildings to make it energy-efficient and able to charge electric vehicles.

Massive investments will be required as well in order to assist those countries with a higher dependence on fossil fuel to manage the transition.


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