European lawmakers and executives urge US to halve emissions


Berlin (AP) — Dozens of European lawmakers, executives and trade union leaders reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% over the next decade compared to 2005 levels against the United States on Tuesday. I asked you to do it.

Prior to the Climate Summit of US President Joe Biden with world leaders next week, European officials and industry representatives will tackle climate change and achieve a “fair and sustainable transition” to a low-carbon economy. Called for an open letter of the Transatlantic Alliance for.

The proposed goal will be almost double the goal set by the Obama administration after signing the Paris Agreement in 2015.

European Union Agreed last year Reduce carbon dioxide and other global warming gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.

Both Washington and Brussels aim to be “carbon neutral” by the middle of the century. Scientists say it needs to be achieved by 2100 to ensure that the world’s average temperature does not exceed 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). The Paris Agreement is more ambitious. The goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 C (2.7 F) by the end of the century, compared to before the Industrial Revolution, may require even greater reductions in global emissions.

An open letter led by Pascal Canfin, chair of the European Parliament’s Environmental Commission, shows that Block and the United States in 27 countries together account for about one-quarter of world CO2 emissions and two-fifths of the world economy. It states that it is.

“By acting together, we can make a difference,” they claim. “The global transition we need will never happen if we don’t do it right.”

Backed by a number of executives from companies such as French car maker Renault, Swedish furniture retailer IKEA, and German utility E.ON, the letter states that Block’s efforts to reduce emissions are among others. It reflects European concerns that the lack of a region could cost a lot of work. The world is taking similar steps to phase out coal-fired power plants and other polluted industries.

One of the main controversial issues that may be addressed in this year’s global climate negotiations is the EU’s view of carbon taxes on imports from countries with low environmental standards.

“We are working on climate change and we need to ensure a fair playing field with competitors who will not be committed,” the letter said.