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Planning for success in the future zero carbon economy: How to build strong National Energy and Climate Plans

Posted on 30 November 2018
Good climate plans will help preserve Europe's nature as well as bring economic, social and health benefits.
© Wild Wonders of Europe Konrad Wothe / WWF

We must dramatically cut emissions if we are to keep global warming to 1.5°C; the impacts of letting temperatures rise towards 2°C are potentially catastrophic, as the recent IPCC report makes clear.

Net greenhouse gas emissions must reach zero by around mid-century (or, in the EU, by 2040), and the majority of the reduction needs to happen by 2030. To achieve this goal – and to reap the many benefits of the shift to a zero carbon economy – EU Member States need to develop good plans, and give citizens, businesses and investors a clear sense of direction.

Read the paper to find out what EU countries need to do, and how.

Good climate plans will help preserve Europe's nature as well as bring economic, social and health benefits.
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