EU beats the zero carbon drum

(Climate Change News, 17 May 2019) Angela Merkel has spoken. Germany will figure out how to become carbon neutral by 2050.

With France, Spain and six other countries already behind an EU net-zero goal, it looks like only a matter of time until the rest fall into line.

There is broad support for net zero across European parliamentary groupings ahead of next week’s election, this Euractiv special issue on the environment shows – aside from a climate-sceptic far right.

Next week, as the EU enters a new political cycle, CHN will look at what immediate actions Europe’s next batch of lawmakers and commissioners must take to make that long-term ambition reality. Email your thoughts:

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Climate Change News, 17 May 2019: EU beats the zero carbon drum