EU hopes to strike deal on climate change law this year

The Hindu | Jul 1, 2020 at 12:52 AM
  • The European Union hopes to reach a deal this year on a law to make its climate targets irreversible, the bloc’s energy chief said on Tuesday, amid concerns that talks between countries could drag into 2021.
  • The EU Commission proposed a law in March to make legally binding a goal to slash the bloc’s net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050.
  • The law, which the Commission, EU governments and the European Parliament must agree, will steer future climate policies towards the EU’s long-term emissions goal.