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CENTRAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES BLOCK EU 2050 ZERO-CARBON EMISSIONS TARGET

06/24/2019

At a European Union (EU) summit on June 20, efforts led by France and Germany for the 28-member EU to agree to a 2050 net-zero carbon emissions target was blocked by three central European countries. The Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland refused to sign on to the agreement, which is projected to require the bloc to invest an additional 175 billion to 290 billion euros per year in clean energy technology. The summit was the last chance to agree to the target before global climate talks in September. For the full story, see https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-eu-summit-climate-change/ambitious-205... and https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/20/eu-leaders-to-spar-o....