News Digest Item
26 Apr 2018

Seven member states want EU to raise climate targets

Climate Home

Germany, France, and Sweden are among seven European Union countries advocating a faster transition to a clean economy, arguing that 2018 is a critical year for strengthening this ambition, reports Megan Darby for Climate Home. “Enhanced action by all countries is urgent and necessary for respecting the Paris Agreement long-term goals,” as was shown by the recent “alarming scientific analysis on climate change,” the countries write in a joint press release. “It is an important step forward that the EU will now develop a new long-term climate strategy based on the Paris Agreement,” said Karsten Sach, director general in the German environment ministry (BMU).

Read the article in English here, and find the press release in English here.

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