Europe facing extreme heat every two years as watchdog warns EU will miss 2030 targets

The Telegraph | Dec 4, 2019 at 10:55 AM
  • Europe faces extreme heat waves every two years over the coming decades as the effects of climate change drive up global temperatures, the EU’s environmental watchdog has warned.
  • It warns that the EU’s progress towards cutting greenhouse-gas emissions and boosting the share of renewables in the energy mix has dropped off and that the bloc will miss its goals.
  • The Green Deal, which will be the first major policy presented by the commission under newly elected President Ursula von der Leyen, is a plan to make the EU net carbon neutral by 2050.