EU’s green deal plans launched with ‘make-or-break decade’ warning

EU’s green deal plans launched with ‘make-or-break decade’ warning

Crucial period in climate and biodiversity crises flagged at European Commission as sweeping legal targets announced

The EU executive has unveiled sweeping proposals to tackle global heating, warning of “a make-or-break decade” in the fight against the climate and nature crises.

The dozen draft laws, spanning tighter curbs on industrial pollution, higher renewable energy targets, and the goal of planting 3bn trees, are intended to ensure the EU cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared with the levels in 1990.

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