Don’t forget those 2020 targets


he EU Green Deal discussion is focused on 2030 and 2050, but it overlooks some important deadlines that are looming large, writes ePURE Secretary-General Emmanuel Desplechin.

At a recent European Commission conference on the EU Green Deal, the chair of the Parliament’s Environment Committee said that in all the discussions about 2050 targets, “2030 is the elephant in the room.” He meant that the EU risks putting off meaningful action for the long term and losing ground in the fight against climate change.

While that may be true, there’s another large metaphorical animal in the room that a lot of people aren’t seeing even though it’s right in front of them: 2020.

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