And finally, this week, as many of you know The EU 28-member bloc agreed on Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by at least 40 per cent from 1990 levels – the first time any leading economies have shown how far they are willing to cut emissions in international negotiations due to seal a global climate accord. – a matter of common interest.
Herman Van R and his successor Donald Tusk, of the European Council, had secured the world´s most ambitious, cost-effective, fair EU2030 climate energy policy.
The EU’s carbon market, It is the world’s biggest cap and trade system – covering more than 11,000 power stations and factories, which have to buy extra allowances if they want to increase carbon output above their limits.
Also agreement on at least 27% renewables, at least 27% energy efficiency. The deal agreed would lower the EU’s gas imports from Russia 12 per cent by 2030. It makes sense for EU to strengthen its negotiation position.
Europe will not be as dependent on Russia as before and that’s a very important energy security message. The new deal will also allow EU to bring positive message to the international climate negotiations 2015 summit – a message of climate commitment and message of Energy Union.
There are good scientific explanations of changes in climate and the importance of a technology strategy to address the challenges of climate change. These key findings about climate change have been endorsed by every major national academy of sciences in the world, including those of China, India, Russia, and Brazil as well as the World Meteorological Organization and the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
The EU should continue to take the lead in the efforts to bring about a new Global Climate agreement at next year’s Paris climate summit. The new EU deal on climate change “lays down the gauntlet” for big emitters to say what they will offer.