Why Europe should strengthen its 2020 climate target

Publication - February 17, 2011
A report outlining the host of benefits European countries could gain by moving to a 30% carbon reduction target. Published by the Climate Action Network Europe.

This report attempts to summarise the current state of knowledge on a number of issues related to a scenario where Europe moves from a 20% to 30% reduction target by 2020. It looks at jobs, competitiveness, innovation, cost savings, energy security and health, and maps out the costs and benefits of more ambitious climate policies.

The abundance of evidence presented in this report makes more than a compelling case in favour of enhancing Europe’s 2020 climate action. Moving reduction targets from 20 to 30% now becomes an imperative for jobs, growth, energy and climate security.