25% emission reduction needed by 2020, says the EESC

23 Sep 2011
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The EU should reconsider a 25% emission reduction target by 2020 in order to achieve the agreed goal of an 80%-95% drop by 2050, said the European Economic and Social Committee in an opinion on the European Commission's roadmap for moving to a competitive low-carbon economy in 2050, adopted yesterday at the plenary session.