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EU significantly raises 2030 target for CO2 emissions

The EU has reached an agreement to reduce CO2 emissions from 40 percent to at least 55 percent before 2030.

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EU negotiators have now reached a preliminary agreement on a new climate target, say officials from the European Parliament and EU countries in a statement early Wednesday morning.

Parliamentarians and member states have agreed to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030.

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