The head of state and the Ministry of Environmental Protection reached an agreement on Tuesday, April 20, with the goal of “reducing the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least a net 55% compared to 1990.”
Fourteen hours of negotiations will be necessary.This agreement happened On the eve of the climate summit initiated by Joe Biden, during which Washington must announce its revised targets for 2030. The compromise reached must be incorporated into the “climate law” of the preparations.
This is a landmark moment for the European Union and a strong signal to the world: we are #ClimateNeutralEU Will guide our policies in the next 30 years.Share with positive news #The Earth Day. Today is a beautiful day for mankind and the planet.
-Frans Timmermans (@TimmermansEU) April 21, 2021
MEP Pascal Canfin (Renew, Liberals), Chairman of the French Environmental Committee of the European Parliament, responded: “In 9 years, we will do twice as many things in Europe as in the past 10 years.” Inter Milan
.@pcanfin : “This agreement [sur la réduction des #gaz à effets de #serre] Restrict 27 countries in a binding manner.The announced reduction will be average [entre les pays européens]” #Le79Inter pic.twitter.com/NeSs6skyhU
-France Inter Milan (@franceinter) April 21, 2021
“Joe Bean’s plan is more environmentally friendly than Trump’s and Obama’s plan,” said Pascal Kanfen of Inter Milan, France.
The goal of carbon neutrality will apply to all 27 countries. Therefore, it will not apply to each country individually, which runs counter to the requirements of the parliament. Poland, which still relies heavily on coal, is firmly opposed. In the agreement, the goal is to “net” reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, it is possible to offset carbon dioxide emissions through natural “carbon sinks”, such as through reforestation.
Environmental non-governmental organizations and green environmental organizations strongly condemn this “net” target, which specifically takes into account the carbon dioxide captured by forests, which may automatically reduce the actual reduction required by the polluting sector. On the Twitter of the German Ministry of Green Environmental Protection, Michael Bloss cracked the “climate law did not reach its ambitions.”