EU to miss 2020 green goals: agency

Focus Information Agency | Dec 4, 2019 at 11:48 AM
  • The EU will not meet its environmental targets for 2020 but could achieve those for 2030 and 2050 if urgent action is taken, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Wednesday, AFP reported.
  • The report noted that while there had been a 22 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions between 1990 and 2017 and a rising share of renewable energies, more progress was needed.
  • The protection of species and natural habitats, water ecosystems and wetlands, and soil conditions remain a concern, as do chemical emissions and air and noise pollution.