EU Deeply Divided Over Net Zero Emissions Target

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While the U.K. government this week pledged laws enforcing net-zero emissions by 2050, that goal has divided EU governments.

EU member states haven’t managed to narrow down differences over the long-term net-zero emissions goal since they started talks about it earlier this year

European Union leaders plan to underscore the importance of the fight against climate change when they meet next week, though their words will stop short of a mandate to move toward zeroing out fossil fuel emissions.

Heads of government will pledge “building a more climate-friendly, neutral, green, fair and inclusive future” at the summit in Brussels on June 21 and June 22. It’s their first regular gathering since European Parliament elections last month that brought a surge in support for environmentalist parties.

“As the effects of climate change become more visible and pervasive, we urgently need to step up our action to manage this existential threat,” according…

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