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Commission launches public consultation on a Roadmap for a low carbon economy by 2050

  • Start date : 27/10/2010 00:00:00

The European Commission launched on 27 October 2010 a public consultation on a Roadmap for a low carbon economy by 2050, running until 8 December 2010 and aiming at gathering views from stakeholders and the public on how to "decarbonise" the European economy.

 

The roadmap, which is due to be published in the first half of 2011, will set out a strategy for realising the EU's objective of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80-95% of 1990 levels by 2050. It will also contain an analysis of milestones on the pathway to 2050, including the necessary scenarios of the ambition level for 2030. The EU’s future action will therefore need to address key areas such as electricity and gas markets, energy sources, transport, consumer behaviour and closer international cooperation.