S&D MEP, Jytte Guteland, on the European Climate Law
“This is a significant improvement of the Commission's proposal and makes the European Climate Law fit for purpose. The progressive majority in today's vote in the environment committee sends a clear message to the European Commission and the EU Council in light of the upcoming negotiations: we expect all member states to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest. Furthermore, we must reduce by 60% - and certainly not only by today's level of 40% - the GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. We fought hard for a strong 2030 target, and we are pleased that we ended up with 60 %, even though we were pushing for 65%. We also welcome the strong support for our proposal of a new EU climate target for 2040. This is the only way forward if the EU wants to achieve climate neutrality by 2050."