Germany will join a growing push for an EU-wide target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, increasing the odds that EU leaders could formally agree to the goal this week, according to EU officials. The European Commission proposed last year that the bloc adopt a mid-century net zero emissions goal, meaning the EU would absorb as much greenhouse gases as it emits. Member country leaders are set to discuss the bloc’s long-term climate strategy at a European Council summit Thursday. The EU’s current goal is to cut emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030, and efforts to increase that target have failed.
Politico 17th June 2019 read more »