Seven Member States call for more EU climate ambition | WWF

Seven Member States call for more EU climate ambition

Posted on 25 April 2018    
The Paris Agreement is a global climate deal aimed at curbing climate change.
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Today, ministers from France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Portugal and Luxembourg working on climate change called for a “strategy to consider raised levels of ambition of the EU and to present pathways, towards net zero greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Paris agreement”.

Commenting on the ministers’ statement, Imke Lübbeke, Head of Climate and Energy at WWF European Policy Office, said:

“EU countries are waking up to what the Paris Agreement means. France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Portugal and Luxembourg have realised that the EU’s climate targets are nowhere near what’s required. Others need to stop dragging their heels and get on board. The EU must aim for net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest. In this way it will act on a global emergency, gain credibility on climate, and reap the economic and social opportunities offered by our energy-efficiency and renewables-based future. ”

More information:
Imke Lübbeke, iluebbeke@wwf.eu, +32 2 743 88 18
Sarah Azau, sazau@wwf.eu, tel: +32 473 573137
The Paris Agreement is a global climate deal aimed at curbing climate change.
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