EU 2030 greenhouse gas objectives approved

EU 2030 greenhouse gas objectives approved

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The Strasbourg hall has set the new goals for greenhouse gas, which could decrease emissions by 30% by 2030, as established by the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

The Strasbourg Parliament endorsed the report that establishes the greenhouse gas reduction targets for each EU Member State to be mandatory by 2030. The measure will help achieve the EU's overall objective for 2030 30% of pollutants lower than 2005 levels, in line with the Paris agreement. The new regulation is the result of a proposal made in July 2016 by the European Commission to limit national greenhouse gas emissions after 2020 in those areas not covered by the European system of quotas. Each EU Member State will have to follow a path of emission reductions, calculated from 2018, instead of 2020 as proposed by the Community executive, in order to avoid an increase in exhalations in the early years or the postponement of planned reductions. Legislation will also make the EU's objective binding for those national sectors not covered by the European coal market, such as agriculture, transport, buildings and waste, which together account for about 60% of Greenhouse emissions of the Old Continent. Before the vote was held in plenary and with the presence of Hila Heine, President of the Marshall Islands, a debate on President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from climate understanding.