On Tuesday, the European Commission is set to unveil its recommendation, advocating for a substantial reduction in the EU’s net greenhouse gas emissions by 90% before 2040. As the EU elections approach, this proposed target emphasises the importance of sustaining Europe’s vigorous fight against climate change.
The Commission’s plan has been strongly endorsed in early drafts, with a 90% reduction objective compared to 1990 levels. The EU’s 2040 aim is a crucial step towards its ultimate goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050, which will end Europe’s contribution to global climate change and bridge the gap between the organisation’s current 2030 climate goal.
Formed amidst widespread protests by farmers throughout the continent and against particular environmental laws imposed by the EU, the EU’s policy emphasises how important it is to maintain popular support and safeguard European industry.
According to a draft of the EU plan, there will be a concerted effort to address the necessary conditions for businesses and citizens to successfully navigate the transition. With China’s green technology sector fiercely competing with traditional industries, Europe’s climate agenda faces a complicated political landscape.