EC: Poland to lower CO2 emissions by 7%

The European Commission has set new targets for member countries regarding the reduction of CO2 emissions from outside industry and expects Poland to cut them by 7 percent by 2030, compared with the level of emissions recorded in 2005.

“In 2014 the EU agreed to a clear commitment: to collectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels across all sectors of the economy. Today’s proposals present binding annual greenhouse gas emissions targets for member states from 2021-2030 for the transport, buildings, agriculture, waste, land-use and forestry sectors as contributors to EU climate action. The new framework is based on the principles of fairness, solidarity, cost-effectiveness and environmental integrity,” a statement by the EC read.

The target for each member state varies widely and is as high as 40 percent for Luxembourg and Sweden and as low as two percent for Romania and zero percent for Bulgaria.

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