EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030

After a long night of wrangling to set a more ambitious target, the leaders of the European Union on December 11 agreed to cut down the greenhouse gas emissions by 55 per cent by 2030.

The leaders debated climate change measures for eight long hours and then agreed to cut down the emissions by 55 per cent.

Taking it to the micro-blogging site Twitter, European Council president and summit host Charles Michel said, “Europe is the leader in the fight against climate change.”

Announcing the same, European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said, “Europe will reduce emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030. It puts us on a clear path towards climate neutrality in 2050.”

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