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EU should reduce CO2 30% by 2020 - Eickhout

The EU should agree before the end of the year to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 30% by 2020, from 1990 levels, in order to achieve the UN goal of limiting global warming to 2º Celsius, Bas Eikhout says. That will boost economic growth and create millions of new jobs, according to the Dutch Green MEP who has drafted a report on the issue. We spoke to him ahead of a debate Wednesday and vote Thursday.


Given the tough economic climate, some might argue now isn't the time to come up with expensive proposals. Why do we need to agree a 30% target this year?


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Taken on June 21, 2011