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The climate, a very relative urgency for Europeans?

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The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced the conviction of Europeans that it is necessary to act faster and stronger against global warming. But are their leaders able to agree on a major green turning point? The European Union has new ambitions to aim for climate neutrality in 2050. It must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% within ten years.

Gathered at the summit in Brussels, the 27 posted their differences over the future climate action plan that the Commission will propose in mid-July. At the heart of the discussions that are starting and are already going to be difficult: the system distributing the efforts to reduce emissions between the countries. What should be the distribution criteria? Should they be based on GDP alone when the richest countries have already massively slashed their emissions?

Program prepared by Céline Schmitt, Isabelle Romero, Mathilde Bénézet and Perrine Desplats

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