Danish EU parliamentarians will have the green deal greener

EU green new deal should be more specific and greener yet, considers the Unity Nikolaj Villumsen. the EU's green deal raises klimaambitionerne for 2030 and 2

Danish EU parliamentarians will have the green deal greener

EU green new deal should be more specific and greener yet, considers the Unity Nikolaj Villumsen.

the EU's green deal raises klimaambitionerne for 2030 and 2050, but more needs to be done, saith the Danish EU parliamentarians.

on Wednesday, presented the EU Commission the long-awaited green deal, which provides a new targets for CO2-reduction in 2030 and 2050.

But the green deal is neither sufficient nor specific enough, says Nikolaj Villumsen (EL), who is the coordinator of the red-green venstrefløjsgruppe in the EU Parliament.

I am deeply disappointed that we in fact do not have got more details. It is the headlines and at the same time, a goal which is too low, that we can live up to the treaty of paris, says Nikolaj Villumsen.

the Commission will raise the target for CO2-reduction in 2030, from 40 percent to at least 50 percent compared to 1990 levels and achieve climate neutrality in 2050.

In the first half of 2020, the Commission will present a klimalov to ensure the 2050 target.

Niels Fuglsang (S), who is a member of the socialist group S & D, be liable to the detail and sees the agreement as a step in the right direction, although he would like so that it is greener yet.

- It is perhaps equally legitimate violent to expect that the commission has all the details in place after ten days. The important thing is that the commission commits itself to open up the legislation around the climate, " says Niels Fuglsang.

The green deal is going to permeate all economic sectors such as transport, energy, agriculture, buildings, and industries such as steel, cement, textiles and chemicals.

the Agreement sets out that the maritime sector must be included in the EU's emissionhandelssystem, ETS.

IN the ETS sets a cap for emissions of, for example, greenhouse gas emissions and a quota system, where companies can receive, buy and trade certain allowances.

It has given rise to concern in the Danish Shipping companies, who expect that it will come to increase costs and squeeze the shipping companies out of Europe, as they are abroad will not be subject to the same requirements.

Niels Fuglsang believes that quotas are an essential tool for a green transition.

- the Transport sector is one of the places where we have not done enough. They have to with. If they are, then it is not a serious green deal, says Niels Fuglsang.

the ETS makes that a company can sell CO2 allowances if they are not being used, or buy, if there is a need for it.

Some shipping companies will therefore be punished, as they, as it seems now, probably will have to buy allowances.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 11 December 2019, 23:00

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