The European Union has pledged to deepen its emissions reductions by at least 55% by 2030 from 1990 levels. Almost a third of nations globally committed in 2015 to revise their pollution-cutting goals by 2020, including China. The European Commission president used her annual state of the union address to call on China and other nations to join the EU.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen used her annual state of the union address to call on China and other nations to join the EU in its ambitious plans to combat climate change and to meet Paris Agreement targets.
When a cautious, science-based and largely apolitical group like the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says the world must utterly transform its energy systems in the next decade or risk ecological and social disaster, attention must be paid.
Emissions reductions proposed in this latest study dramatically increase the amount of fossil fuels that would need to stay in the ground to meet Paris targets.