Epic Fail: EU’s 2050 Climate Goal Relegated To Footnote At Summit

Written by DAPHNE PSALEDAKIS AND ALISSA DE CARBONNEL

June 21, 2019

A push by most European Union nations for the world’s biggest economic bloc to go carbon-neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after fierce resistance from Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary.

France and Germany had led efforts for the 28-member EU to lead by example in setting an ambitious new climate goal ahead of U.N. climate talks in September that U.S. President Donald Trump has abandoned.

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