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This is a climate emergency

We are facing a climate emergency. We must act. 

In 2015 the EU signed the international Paris climate agreement. We committed to keeping global heating well below 2°C and pursuing efforts to keep it to 1.5° C.

The EU’s climate and energy targets are too low.

EU leaders have agreed to a climate-neutral Europe - zero net greenhouse gas emissions - by 2050. WWF supports EU climate neutrality by 2040. 

The must increase its 2030 target to 65% emissions reductions, in line with climate science. The agreed 55% net reduction target is not enough. 

The EU must also ensure the revised 2030 climate and energy laws boost EU climate action.

climate law is now being discussed by the EU. This must contain the higher targets, and more

"Reaching net zero emissions by 2040 in the EU is essential if we are to uphold the Paris Agreement and limit devastating climate change.”

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Imke Lübbeke
Head of Climate and Energy
WWF European Policy Office

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Cleaning up industry: why the EU's strategy isn't enough yet

The new EU Industrial Strategy, released by the European Commission on 10 March 2020, is the first sector-specific plan to be published since the European Green Deal was announced.

However, the new Industrial Strategy fails to capture how and by when EU Industries will achieve a net zero greenhouse gas emissions or manufacture climate-neutral products. 

This analysis by WWF and Carbon Market Watch looks at what needs to be improved in the strategy.