MEPs call for higher EU climate goals

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are urging the EU to ratchet up its climate goals. In a resolution put to vote this week, ahead of the UN’s COP23 meeting […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are urging the EU to ratchet up its climate goals.

In a resolution put to vote this week, ahead of the UN’s COP23 meeting in Bonn next month, they called on the EU to set out a mid-century zero emissions strategy by 2018 in line with the aims of the Paris climate deal.

MEPs also urged for “concrete” EU and international commitments to deliver additional financial sources, with lending and investment practices in line with the Paris target.

That would include divesting from fossil fuels and phasing out financial incentives for polluting sources.

They are also encouraging the European Commission to promote links between the EU Emissions Trading System and other carbon markets.