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EU Leaders Want More Time to Pick Carbon-Neutral Emissions Goal

March 22, 2019, 5:47 PM

European Union leaders held back March 22 from endorsing a goal to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The bloc should have “an ambitious long-term strategy by 2020 striving for climate neutrality in line with the Paris Agreement,” the EU’s leaders said in a short communique issued after a summit in Brussels, but they didn’t set a specific date for achieving the goal.

Leaders were “univocal” that climate change needed to be tackled, but further work will be done on the EU’s long-term climate strategy before they discuss it again at a summit in June, Donald Tusk, president of ...