The European Union will consider translating ambition into motion in decreasing CO2 emissions and can work with its worldwide companions to battle local weather change, EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson mentioned after assembly with Alok Sharma, the president of the COP26 local weather convention resulting from be held in Glasgow in November this yr.
“By COP26 in November, we need climate neutrality pledges from all countries, particularly the G20. The EU has an ambitious 55% GHG reduction target by 2030 and is committed to take up the work on energy transition,” Simson tweeted on February 26.
Sharma additionally met with Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans and Commissioners Virginijus Sinkevičius and Mairead McGuinness in Brussels on February 26.
“Really good to welcome Alok Sharma to Brussels today. Our outreach to partners across the world will intensify over the months to come. If we unleash a RaceToZero, COP26 can become a tipping point for climate action and we can safeguard humanity’s future,” Timmerman wrote in a tweet.
In line with the Paris Agreement, the EU submitted an formidable new Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) to the UNFCCC secretariat in December, committing to an not less than 55% internet greenhouse fuel emissions discount by 2030, in comparison with 1990 ranges. This goal units the EU on a balanced and lifelike pathway in direction of local weather neutrality in 2050, the Commission mentioned in a press launch.
Following the EU’s management, governments around the globe have made a variety of necessary bulletins to spice up the battle in opposition to local weather change in current months, and with the US re-joining the Paris Agreement a brand new worldwide momentum for local weather motion is an encouraging sign for COP26.
The Commission mentioned it’s dedicated to working intently with the COP26 Presidency and all of its worldwide companions to make this significant yr a tipping level for local weather motion, the vitality transition and for nature.
“The Commission will make legislative proposals in June 2021 to implement its new climate and energy targets in our ‘Fit for 55′ Package, showcasing again to our international partners how the European Green Deal is both a climate strategy and a growth strategy,” the press launch learn, including, “We will also present new proposals in the course of 2021 to promote sustainable finance and to embark in nature restoration and reverse biodiversity loss, as essential pillars of tackling the climate crisis”.