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Europe at Risk of Missing 2030 Climate Goal, Researchers Say

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The European Union risks missing its climate goals for the coming decades unless it strengthens pollution-reduction policies, according to the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations.

Despite significant progress in cutting carbon dioxide and improvement in energy efficiency, the EU may miss its target of cutting emissions by at least 40 percent by the end of the next decade and by at least 80 percent by 2050 compared with 1990 levels, the Paris-based institute, or IDDRI, said in a report on Tuesday.