EU climate leadership handicapped by inadequate domestic policy
At the start of the European Council on 22-23 June, at which EU leaders are expected to reaffirm their commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change, Geneviève Pons, director of WWF European Policy Office, commented:
“The EU is to be praised for keeping the Paris Agreement on climate change on the global stage. But it will not play a leading role in implementation unless its deeds match its words.
It should strengthen its 2030 climate and energy targets, make the Emissions Trading System effective, rapidly phase out coal, and stop energy efficiency laws from being undermined.”
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