The 2050 target is a central commitment under the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. To do this, EU countries must reduce CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and find ways to offset the remaining emissions. However, France, Britain and several Central and Eastern European countries defend the role of nuclear energy in the transition to a more climate-friendly Europe. According to an editorial in the Sydney Morning Herald, which reacted to Donald Trump`s attack on Greta Thunberg via Twitter, “Even with the best will in the world, climate change is a difficult and complicated subject that can be discussed.” He adds: “Unfortunately, last week confirmed that some people are not even trying to have a civilized and intelligent debate… Personal attacks of this type are regrettable and unacceptable at the best of times when they target a minor. The world`s most powerful leader, who publicly insults a teenager who defends her opinion, can only be considered moral harassment. The Sydney Morning Herald also comments on “Australia`s attempt to insinuate India about pollution.” The transition to a climate-neutral society is both an urgent challenge and a chance to build a better future for all. “Poland will achieve climate neutrality at its own pace,” he told reporters after the marathon talks. Disagreements over climate day in 2050 and the next EU`s seven-year budget will cement the first EU summit led by former Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. “We cannot allow Brussels bureaucrats to have poor and poor countries who bear the costs of fighting climate change,” he said. As the first legislative proposal after the Green Agreement, EU climate change legislation enshrines the goal of implementing climate neutrality in legislation by 2050. This legislative proposal is also part of the increase in the 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target, which is currently 40%. In September 2020, the European Commission proposed a new target to reduce emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
However, contrary to the current objective, the proposal provides for the possibility of using carbon sinks through forests and land to achieve this goal. This could lead to a real reduction in emissions of only 50.5 to 52.8%. The European Parliament voted in favour of a 60% reduction in emissions. EU heads of state and government are expected to take a position in December. For the EU to take its fair share in achieving the Paris climate targets, it should be carbon neutral by 2040. This means that the climate target for 2030 should be 65%. According to Climate Home News, EU leaders “negotiated a long-awaited agreement to set a 2050 target for the continent to become “climate neutral,” according to Climate Home News. Following a meeting of the European Council in Brussels that ended early this morning, Council President Charles Michel said that the 2050 target was a “common goal” agreed by all heads of state and government. [The European Council statement states that EU heads of state or government “support the goal of achieving a climate-neutral EU by 2050.”] However, according to Climate Home News, Poland has stated that it “cannot commit to achieving this goal” – and the European Council statement states that “a Member State cannot commit to achieving this goal at this stage,” adding that EU heads of state and government will return to the issue in June 2020. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen responded by saying: “This is acceptable for a country that has to go a long way. This has areas that really depend on coal.
We therefore recognize that the transition is important for Poland. The country needs to strengthen.