Climate minister Lars Christian Lilleholt had hoped for a more ambitious strategy
Still a chance
The EU proposal yesterday included a CO2 demand for car producers that included a 35 percent reduction in 2030 for cars and a 30 percent reduction for vans.
The proposal also includes incentives for producers to make more green cars, such as electric and hybrid cars, but according to the Danes the proposal did not go far enough in terms of climate-friendly cars to live up to the long-term EU obligations encompassed in the Paris Agreement. The EU proposal will be negotiated by the EU Parliament, Commission and Council in the coming days, so the Danes hope that a more ambitious agreement is still attainable. Denmark wants a CO2 reduction target of at least 40 percent. “We’ve worked hard with a number of other countries to pull the agreement in a more ambitious direction. We aren’t there yet, but the negotiations are still ongoing,” said Lilleholt.
Source: CHP Post