eu_icon_150Brussels, March 14th – Today seven EU countries, including UK and Germany, announced in an open letter their support for deeper cuts to greenhouse gases beyond the current 20 percent target by 2020.

"The Commission's roadmap demonstrates (…) that we already have the tools and policies to cut emissions by 25 percent domestically," says the ministers' statement.

The letter came right before the EU Environment Council and one week after the release of the EU commission's 2050 low-carbon road map outlining a 25 percent emissions target by the end of this decade.

 “Climate Action Network Europe welcomes UK, Greece, Sweden, Denmark, Spain, Portugal and Germany supporting stronger climate action and backing a 30 percent target”, says Matthias Duwe, Director of Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe.

 “This is only a first, significant step on the long way to the 95 percent decarbonisation target required by science by 2050. We call on all the other EU Member States to follow their example and support ambitious climate policies”.

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