VdL’s climate plan ‘risks undermining’ the more ambitious 2030 target she is fighting for

EU leaders could agree to increase the 2030 climate target next week, but any ramping up of ambition could be undermined by the European Commission’s own climate roadmap, major NGOs have said. The Commission is currently exploring how to implement whatever target is finally agreed. All three options under consideration point toward the inclusion of road transport in the ETS, which could repeal or seriously weaken national climate targets and, the groups warn, risk shifting the burden onto the poor.

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EU leaders could agree to increase the 2030 climate target next week, but any ramping up of ambition could be undermined by the European Commission’s own climate roadmap, major NGOs have said. The Commission is currently exploring how to implement whatever target is finally agreed. All three options under consideration point toward the inclusion of road transport in the ETS, which could repeal or seriously weaken national climate targets and, the groups warn, risk shifting the burden onto the poor.

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