Scientists warn of disconnect between guidelines for the European Green Deal and climate goals
In a letter titled ‘How will the European Union’s Green Deal protect our future if its definitions of Greenness are not aligned with its own ambition of net zero greenhouse gases by 2050?’, experts point to the omission of a declining trajectory of the threshold for how to define the ‘Greenness’ of activities under the European Green Deal.
They warn this omission, which goes against the advice of the relevant EU expert group, can result in a ‘disconnect between the definitions that will guide the implementation of the European Green Deal and the EU’s ultimate climate objective of becoming a net-zero greenhouse gas economy by 2050.’ The signing authors ask for an urgent correction of this oversight.
The open letter was published by the European Commission and by several outlets including Financial Times and Reuters. Hanna Setterberg, Misum Affiliated Researcher, is one of the 123 signatories.
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