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Europe votes on climate neutrality’s fate

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By illuminem briefings

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🗞️ Driving the news: This week’s European election will determine whether the EU can meet its climate neutrality goal by 2050
The outcome will influence how much power the next Green Deal chief wields and who will get that job

🔭 The context: Over the next five years, elected lawmakers will decide on climate targets, revise green legislation, and tackle pollution, shaping Europe’s climate strategy for decades
• Scientists emphasize that measures taken in the 2020s are crucial for global warming severity this century

🌍 Why it matters for the planet: Europe's decisions on climate policy are vital due to its significant historical emissions
• Election results could affect global efforts to combat climate change and influence international climate goals

⏭️ What's next: The election outcome will impact EU climate policies, including the 2040 climate target and 2035 ban on new gasoline cars
• A rightward shift in the political landscape might ease aggressive climate actions

💬 One quote: "The decisions Europeans make now are hugely important for both current and future generations," says Leena Ylä-Mononen, director of the European Environment Agency

📈 One stat: The European Greens secured 10% of the seats in the 2019 elections, highlighting their influence in climate policy

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