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Introduction

The EU is one of the most important economies in reducing GHG emissions and will reach its emission reduction target by 2020. However, much more needs to be done to harmonize with climate change. the objective of the Paris agreement which stipulates to limit global warming to 2 ° C, it will also require a lot of effort if only to reach 1.5 ° C by the end of the century. Before the Paris Climate Conference in 2015, the European Union aimed to reduce its GHG emissions by 40% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. Following the Paris Agreement, this objective should be revised upwards by the end of 2020, as well as its long-term objective for 2050. Moreover, the EU must fill all the gaps in its climate policy, in particular with regard to the increase in emissions from the aviation and maritime sectors, as well as GHG emissions other than CO2 (methane, etc.), responsible for more than 30% of current global warming.
M. Georgios AMANATIDIS, Director of Research at the European Parliament

 

 

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