Policy - 23/April/2021

A climate council should marry policies with ambition

European Union climate policies need to become more ambitious as the bloc looks to hit its net-zero emissions goal for 2050. But a gap between what is agreed on paper and deployed in the real world means a risk of having to do more than one energy transition. Lawmakers are setting up an EU-wide advisory board to bridge that void

A European advisory climate council would help link today’s policies with mid-century emissions reduction goals

NATIONAL LESSONS Similar climate committees are having a growing impact on national governments decarbonisation pathways

COMPLEX ISSUES A scientific advisory board will be able to understand the complex environmental policies and fine-tune them

KEY QUOTE The policies to reach the short-run targets should be designed with the long-run ambition in mind
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