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Letter: European Commission lacks leadership on climate


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On Monday, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission noted on Twitter that “once again the climate alarm sounds”. The alarm she was referring to is the latest IPCC report, and she concluded that the EU is “doing its part”.

But is that true? The reality is that the European Commission has shown itself to be an incapable and incompetent leader in the global climate political transition from a black to a green economy, if we set all the fancy papers and words aside and only look at the numbers.

The fact of the matter is that the EU and the rest of the world do not make policies that comply with the Paris Agreement, which sets 1.5C as the target. This means that we must now consider a world that is over 3-4C warmer as the most probable scenario, not a robust and effective institutional response to climate change.

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