European Union

EU Unveils 2030 Climate Goals

European Commission wants 40 percent reduction of carbon emissions from 1990 levels


The European Commission has outlined its plans for climate and energy policy until 2030.

The Commissioners want a binding target to reduce carbon emissions by 40% from 1990 levels.

Renewables will need to provide 27% of EU energy by 2030, but while the target will be binding at EU level there will be no mandatory targets for member states.