Monday, March 25, 2024

"EC drops agriculture from climate change plan after farmers’ protests"

From Brussels Signal, March 25:

The threat of renewed protests by farmers will cloud any EU attempts to set climate policy, while "pushback from the agriculture sector will further undermine efforts to achieve the 2040 targets", researchers say 

The European Commission has amended its climate targets, set just last month, after farmers succeeded in changing the agenda via violent Brussels protests.

EU environment ministers met in Brussels March 25 to discuss the new targets for 2040, which the European Union was almost certain to miss, according to researchers.

In February, the EC put forward a plan for a 90 per cent reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions by 2040, relative to 1990 levels....