• COVID-19 and EU Climate Targets: going further with less?

    Researchers at the UCD Energy Institute have investigated the implications of the dramatic fall in economic output associated with the COVID-19 crisis for EU 2030 emissions reduction targets. This analysis indicates that since existing policy measures could now achieve the 40% emissions reduction target sooner than 2030, there is now an opportunity to increase our ambition in support of the emissions reduction targets of 50-55% in 2030 outlined in the European Green Deal.

    For more on this paper by Tensay Meles, Lisa Ryan and Joe Wheatley see COVID-19 and EU Climate Targets.