There is bad news for environmentalists in Europe. Because at the climate summit in Brussels, the EU did not pass a 2050 agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero. The European Green Deal is expected to revolutionise the continent’s economic system as part of the EU’s practical action to tackle climate change. Unfortunately, the agreement did not attract enough supporters during the negotiationprocess.
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Today’s resolution in Brussels means a difficult road to reducing emissions. It must not only ensure the deep participation of European countries, but also secure climate commitments from other major polluters.
In November, the European Parliament announced a “climate crisis”, and the European Green Agreement set a target of significantly reducing carbon emissions by 2050.
If the initiative is approved, Europe will become the most stringent carbon-neutral and targeted economic bloc ever set, meaning virtually eliminating the heat pollution from burning fossil fuels and absorbing any remaining carbon emissions.
Scientists at the United Nations Panel on Climate Change, which links governments, say this is a necessary goal to save lives and avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change.
It is reported that the United Nations climate conference will close in Madrid on December 13, the event price and delegates again called for the implementation of the previous Paris climate agreement set out in the carbon reduction commitments.
Neil Makaroff, European policy adviser at the International Climate Action Network, said in an interview before the resolution:
Failure to reach such a deal would send a ‘traumatic signal’. If Europe’s industrialized countries are unwilling to make major changes to mitigate climate impacts, why would other countries do so?
In fact, there are also divisions within the Commission on the European continent’s climate initiative. The Council has set the overall direction and political priorities of the European Union, but we should proceed with caution and not let it become obsolete the day after printing.
In June, Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic opposed net zero emissions by the middle of the century. The debate over whether to rely on nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels has put this week’s efforts back on track.
Countries that are more dependent on coal also want more time and money to support the costs associated with their transition from fossil fuels.
It is reported that the European Green Agreement includes measures to reduce transport emissions, improve building energy efficiency, increase the use of renewable energy, protect biodiversity, and make agriculture more sustainable.
It also called for the introduction of regulations aimed at reducing industrial waste and encouraging companies to increase recycling, marking the adoption of the ‘Zero Pollution Action Plan’ for air and soil in 2021.
As part of efforts to ensure a ‘just transition’ to a green economy and society, the agreement also hopes to promote the implementation of new trade policies.
Countries such as the United States for not cooperating on global climate change, for example, have allocated 100 billion euros to the world’s most likely regions to be affected by change.