Mr Thebault said that with “strong participation and French support”, the European Union had increased its emission reduction commitment to 55% reduction by 2030 and net zero by 2050.
“Climate action is not just a moral responsibility, it is a complete transformation of our economies, of our societies,” said Thebault. “Acting decisively is necessary to achieve common goals and offer our societies the advantages of the first players.
“There is no plan B in the same way that there is no second planet. “
The UK has pledged to cut emissions by 68% by 2030, while the US has set a target of reducing emissions by 50%. Japan is targeting 46%, South Korea 40% and the European Union 55%.
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