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EU sets toughest targets to fight global warming

Publié par Clifford Armion le 26/05/2010

Ben Webster

"Europe will introduce a surprise new plan today to combat global warming, committing Britain and the rest of the EU to the most ambitious targets in the world. The plan proposes a massive increase in the target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in this decade.

"The European Commission is determined to press ahead with the cuts despite the financial turmoil gripping the bloc, even though it would require Britain and other EU member states to impose far tougher financial penalties on their industries than are being considered by other large economies.

"The plan, to cut emissions by 30 per cent on 1990 levels by 2020, would cost the EU an extra £33 billion a year by 2020, according to a draft of the Commission's communication leaked to The Times."

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"EU sets toughest targets to fight global warming", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2010. Consulté le 18/04/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/eu-sets-toughest-targets-to-fight-global-warming