EU climate chief vows Poles won't scupper 2050 carbon goals

The EU will not allow opposition from Poland to stop it moving ahead with its 2050 carbon emissions reduction goals, says climate action commissioner Connie Hedegaard.

Hedegaard criticised Poland after the nation used its veto for a second consecutive time to block the European Commission’s low-carbon roadmap.

The roadmap sets out a series of targets needed to achieve an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050, including an increase in the near-term target to 25% by 2020 from the current goal of 20%.

''The bad news was that Poland blocked Council conclusions for the second time,” says Hedegaard. “The good and encouraging news is that Poland was the only country to block. The Presidency and the other 26 member states Log in to read complete article.

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