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13 December 2019

POLITICO: EU fails to find unanimity on 2050 climate neutrality goal

EU leaders failed to find unanimity on the goal of making every country in the bloc climate-neutral by 2050, as Poland refused to sign up to the target.

"In the light of the latest available science and of the need to step up global climate action, the European Council endorses the objective of achieving a climate-neutral EU by 2050, in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement. One Member State, at this stage, cannot commit to implement this objective as far as it is concerned, and the European Council will come back to this in June 2020," European Council leaders wrote in their conclusions, seen by POLITICO.

The country that could not commit to the objective was Poland, three diplomats said as the summit broke up early on Friday morning.



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