Raising European climate ambition for 2030Corporate Leaders Groups
27 November 2019 – CLG Europe welcomes the clear and highly significant commitment from the President-elect of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to publish within her first 100 days in office a European Green Deal which will be her central priority and hallmark of her five-year term. As European business leaders CLG Europe also strongly endorses the President-elect’s commitment to set the EU on a path to becoming the world’s first climate neutral continent, and to achieve this by 2050 at the latest.
But a long-term vision for climate neutrality is not enough on its own, which is reflected in the President-elect’s proposals for a European Green Deal. Amongst the urgent measures included in this package of proposals is an increase of the EU greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets for 2030, from the current target of 40 per cent to 50 per cent, and potentially to 55 per cent.
CLG Europe therefore welcomes moves from the European Commission to increase ambition and supports an increase of the emissions reductions target to at least 55 per cent for 2030.