New report shows difficulty in hitting EU's 2030 climate goals

The EU must triple the speed of cuts to achieve its CO2 emissions reduction target by "at least 55 percent" before 2030, according to a new think tank report skeptical of whether the objectives are feasible.

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Sighs of relief abounded when EU heads of state of government informed the public after a long night of deliberations in early December that the union would strive to reduce its CO2 emissions by "at least 55 percent" by 2030 – a part of the EU's climate-neutrality objective for 2050.

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