0.9 C
Sunday, January 24, 2021

EU leaders agree to cut emissions by 55% by 2030

European Union leaders have agreed to set a target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030.

EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said: “Europe will reduce emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030. It puts us on a clear path towards climate neutrality in 2050.”

The leaders had debated climate change measures for eight hours, dragging a summit that started yesterday through into this morning.

Poland, backed by some other coal-dependent European countries, had been holding out for guarantees on funding to pay for a clean energy transition.

However, this mornings announcement marks a consensus towards moving to carbon neutrality.


New Zealand detects first case of Covid-19 community transmission in two months

New Zealand health officials have confirmed the first case of Covid-19 in the community for more than two months, sparking urgent contract-tracing...

EU says it will make Covid-19 vaccine companies respect supply contracts

The European Union will make pharmaceutical companies respect contracts they have signed for the supply of Covid-19 vaccines, European Council president Charles...

COVID-19: 1,910 new confirmed cases in Ireland

Health officials have confirmed a further 1,910 new cases of Covid-19 in Ireland. Seventy-seven further people diagnosed with the...
overcast clouds
0.9 ° C
1.1 °
0.6 °
91 %
100 %
1 °
1 °
8 °
9 °
10 °