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05 May: Europe’s “Fit for 55” Package must be fit and just

Editor’s Blog: Produced in collaboration with the EU Buzz team 

Last September, the European Commission presented the 2030 Climate Target Plan acknowledging that the present European Union’s climate target is insufficient and that the 2030 climate and energy policy framework needs updating. The Commission also announced its intention to increase the EU’s climate target to achieve a reduction of at least 55% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2030 compared to 1990. In December 2020, at the European Council meeting, the new Climate Target Plan was officially endorsed by the EU members states.

To achieve its goal, the Commission identified …