EU faces conflict between climate change action and free trade
Ursula von der Leyen’s proposed carbon border tax would be a radical step, but it would face a backlash from a number of quarters
Ursula von der Leyen, the incoming president of the European Commission, has laid out a highly ambitious climate agenda.
In her first 100 days in office, she intends to propose a European green deal, as well as legislation that would commit the European Union to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
Her immediate priority will be to step up efforts to reduce the EU’s greenhouse-gas emissions, with the aggressive new goal of halving them relative to 1990 levels...
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