Focus on coronavirus shows need for climate law, says EU official

Focus on coronavirus shows need for climate law, says EU official

Frans Timmermans calls for bloc to legislate so it does not lose track of net zero target

Tensions at the Greek-Turkish border and the coronavirus show why the European Union needs a climate law that binds member states to net zero emissions by 2050, the EU’s top official on climate action has said.

Frans Timmermans, a European commission vice-president who leads on the climate emergency, said the different crises facing Europe underscored the need for a climate law in order not to lose track of reducing emissions.

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