Joint MSM–MGSOG–UNU-MERIT Seminar: “The EU’s Legislative Effort Against Climate Change”
Featured speaker: Mario Negre, External Policy Department, European Parliament, Brussels
The European Parliament has passed the most advanced legislation on climate change mitigation through the Energy Packaged negotiated in 2008. Now, renewed calls within the Parliament aim at 30% CO2 emmissions cuts unconditionally, regardless of what other countries do.
Much of this strategy has to do with EU’s energy choices for the future. In this regard, the European Commission has produced a roadmap to move into a low-carbon economy within the next decades that would allow the Union to be leader in the field thereby fostering green growth. Arguably, the Energy Package negotiated within a record time by citizens’ representatives and government of the EU confers the European Parliament a world leading role in combating Climate Change and has stemmed from a wide political consensus as to how to tackle the impending threat of global warming far ahead of other leading regions like the USA.
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