Momentum Builds For EU Leaders On Carbon Neutral 2050 Pledge At Summit

"BRUSSELS - A push by Germany, France and other EU nations for the bloc to go carbon neutral by mid-century looks likely to be endorsed by EU leaders on Thursday, despite resistance from eastern European nations worried it could cost jobs.

A majority of the European Union’s 28 members have signed up to the lofty target ahead of the two-day summit of EU leaders - hoping to lead by example at this year’s U.N. climate talks in September abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Their support underscores the growing political prominence of the fight against global warming."

Alissa de Carbonnel and Daphne Psaledakis report for Reuters June 19, 2019.

Source: Reuters, 06/20/2019