Susan O’Keeffe: Failure to hit 2050 climate target will collapse the EU and threaten our way of life

European citizens must now move to demanding change, rather than resisting it. They must put pressure on both national and EU public representatives to move. They must demand changes that are far more than cosmetic. And they must buy into them.

19th July, 2021
Susan O’Keeffe: Failure to hit 2050 climate target will collapse the EU and threaten our way of life
Susan O’Keeffe: ‘What makes the 2050 net zero emissions target the greatest ever headache for EU legislators is that they cannot afford to fail’. Picture: Getty

Now, the hard work begins for the European Union. Never mind the entrails of the Brexit deal which will be dragged around for years to come as will the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, as they rattle around the continent – and the globe – for the foreseeable future. Now, the European Commission has unveiled its most difficult challenge – pushing for zero carbon emissions by 2050 – and its plan to achieve it which...

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