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EU aims to enshrine ‘net zero by 2050’ in law

The European Commission has tabled its long-awaited “climate law,” which aims to make the bloc legally committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, through the European Green Deal. The draft law will still face scrutiny from parliament and 27 member states and includes a revised decarbonization target for 2030. The European Green Deal was presented in December last year by Ursula von der Leyen as a key priority, setting out a vision of pulling the EU in line with the Paris Agreement, keeping climate change to below 2 degrees Celsius and making Europe the first climate neutral continent. The Climate Law includes measures to review the progress of each nation’s commitments every five years from 2023, assessing…

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