The leaders of the countries of the European Union reached an agreement on Friday about further reducing CO2 emissions, by 55 percent compared to 1990. EU president Charles Michel announced this Friday via Twitter.
It was previously agreed that emissions in ten years would have to be 40 percent lower than in 1990. “Europe is the leader in the fight against climate change,” said Michel.
The ultimate goal is to reduce emissions in the countries of the EU to zero by 2050. This summer it became clear that there was a desire within Europe to reduce greenhouse gas emissions more quickly.
The greatest gains could be made at power plants, in industry and by flying less within Europe.
The agreements were made at the summit in Brussels, where European leaders already reached an agreement on the budget and the corona emergency package on Thursday. This concerns the budget for the years 2021 to 2027, with a size of 1.8 trillion euros. This also includes 750 billion euros in corona support for the most affected countries.