Letter from UN Secretary General urging EU leaders to ramp up climate action

Climate action

In a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk leaked by the media last week, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres urged EU leaders to adopt a long-term vision for a carbon-neutral economy by 2050 and commit to increasing the EU’s 2030 climate target to 55 percent reductions in emissions.

The letter comes prior to the EU Heads of State and Government meeting in Brussels on 20-21 June, adding additional pressure on leaders to agree on reaching an agreement on achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and on raising the EU’s 2030 climate target.

Letter from UN Secretary General on the EU’s contribution to the Climate Action Summit