The European Union issued its official proposed national climate action commitment, known as its “intended nationally determined contribution” (INDC) to the forthcoming global climate agreement. The EU set a binding, economy-wide reduction target of at least 40% reductions in its domestic emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels, as well as a call for a regular review and strengthening of mitigation commitments consistent with a long-term goal to curb emissions.
The following is a statement from Jennifer Morgan, Global Director, Climate Program, World Resources Institute:
“The EU’s proposed commitment presents a strong position that will build momentum for a global climate agreement this year. Their commitment reflects a spirit of transparency that is a model for other countries. Their climate package is an ambitious start, but it leaves room to go even further in the months ahead. We expect the EU and other countries to look for ways to strengthen their actions in the lead up to a strong, universal climate agreement in Paris.”
Recent WRI materials related to the EU announcement: