Stop Climate Chaos is deeply disappointed with the unambitious white paper released by the European Commission today on the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework. With low targets for greenhouse gas emission reductions and renewable energy, and a non-binding target for energy efficiency, the paper is a very disappointing and significant roll-back on the climate leadership previously demonstrated by the EU.
The White Paper proposes a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a target Stop Climate Chaos argues is inadequate to contain global temperature increases. Ciara Kirrane, Coordinator of Stop Climate Chaos, said today ‘This proposal is not in line with science, and what is actually needed to meet the challenge of climate change. NGOs across Europe are calling for a greenhouse gas emission reduction target of at least 55%. If ambition is not raised, the EU’s international pledge to stay below 2 degrees of global warming is all but impossible’. Continue reading “Coalition says EU has rolled back on its climate leadership”