Europe's Municipal Leaders Criticise Commission's Weak Climate Targets by @DavidKThorpe

Europe's Committee of the Regions has added its voice to those criticising the 2030 targets for tackling climate change set out in a Green Paper yesterday by the European Commission. The Committee of the Regions is the EU's assembly of regional and local representatives from all 28 Member States, and includes representatives of cities and municipal authorities. Its statement lamented the lack of recognition given to the efforts and experience of cities in leading action on tackling climate change. The European Commission is proposing targets of a 40% reduction of emissions from 1990 levels, to use renewable energy for 27% of its energy, and to employ a reserve mechanism to regulate its carbon market. Whilst there had been concern that, under pressure from industry, a 35% target would be set, scientists widely agree - and environmental NGOs lobbied for - a 50% target in ord...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/216921

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