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EU open to increasing 2030 carbon target, says top climate negotiator

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A solar farm in Cestas, France. The European commission’s director of climate strategy says he is open to the idea of strengthening Europe’s 2030 carbon target. Photograph: Mehdi Fedouach/AFP/Getty Images
European commission appears to soften stance on whether it will strengthen its 40% carbon cut, after outcry over attempt to rule it out

March 9, 2016 — Europe’s chief climate negotiator has said he is open to increasing the EU’s carbon target for 2030, in a backdown by the European commission.

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