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The European Commission wants to reduce emissions by up to 90 percent by 2040. What exactly does that mean?

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The European Commission wants to reduce emissions by up to 90 percent by 2040.  What exactly does that mean?

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1. The Commission recommends reducing emissions by 90 percent by 2040

The European Commission recommended reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent by 2040 compared to the level of 1990. It is not yet a legislative proposal, it will be prepared by the Commission created after the June European elections. But if the political configuration does not change in a fundamental way, the 90 percent medium-term goal should remain.

Why exactly 90 percent

The Union has pledged to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050: emitting only as much greenhouse gas emissions as it can capture. It wants to reduce emissions by 55 percent by 2030. Another mid-term target is to be set for 2040. Scientific advisers have recommended it be 90 to 95 percent.

The Commission also considered the following objectives:

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