EU Won't Increase Its Emission Reduction Target - Even Though It Could Be Met, Would Be Cost-Effective

Double deja vu from 2009 and 2010. Even though it's own analysis shows that increasing carbon emission reduction targets from current levels of 20% to 25% or 30% by 2020 could both be easily met and would cost-effective, leaked documents seen by BBC News show that the European Commission will not increase its climate commitment unless a global agreement is signed. In 2011? I wouldn't hold my breath.

Remember: A 30% emission reduction target is not sufficient to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Read more: BBC News
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