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[BBC] - EU backs away from 30% emissions target, leak shows

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The European Commission will not urge EU nations to set tougher targets on climate change despite analysis showing that doing so would be cost-effective.

On Tuesday the commission will unveil a road-map on climate and energy policy.

Its own analysis said that a target of a 25% cut by 2020 could easily be met, and would be economically better than the existing target of 20%.

However, a senior diplomatic source has told BBC News that the final version will explicitly urge sticking at 20%.

The news has disappointed climate campaigners who accused heavy industries of "scaremongering".

The commission is also set to recommend that some of the 20% reduction can be achieved through buying emission credits from overseas, rather than entirely through cuts at home.

The analysis - leaked in a draft version of the road-map two weeks ago - said the price of carbon should be maintained through "setting aside" some of the allowances to emit that EU nations will receive for the period 2013-2020.

However, the BBC's source said this would not now be the case.

The door will be left open to adopting a 30% target if there is a new global deal under the UN climate negotiations.
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12647657

Have to love decisions that are completely counterproductive...
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If it is in fact cost effective, then the question is... why not?

(never read the sauce by the way)
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Purchasing emissions credits from other countries rather than cutting down on your actual emissions. Genius...
    
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