Press release
EU close to meeting 2020 carbon reduction target

Responding to the fall in EU greenhouse gas emissions announced today,  Friends of the Earth’s International Climate Campaigner Asad Rehman said:

“The fact that the EU has almost met its greenhouse gas reduction goal seven years early simply highlights how inadequate this target was.

“The EU must do its fair share of the global effort by coming up with much tougher, binding targets for its 2030 climate and energy package - not only on polluting gases, but on energy efficiency and renewable power too.

“Failure to move away from dirty and increasingly expensive fossil fuels poses a major threat to our climate and the lives and livelihoods of people across the world.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

1. EU reports lowest greenhouse gas emissions on record | European Environment Agency: http://www.eea.europa.eu/media/newsreleases/greenhouse-gas-inventory-report-press-release

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