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