Europe’s 2020 confidence trick: Room to grow emissions under the current climate targets
The carbon budgets Europe set to meet its 2020 target would allow it to grow its emissions by over 2% a year between now and 2020 (reaching 19% above current levels). Europe must urgently revisit its 2020 target and the carbon budgets set to meet it if the original spirit of that goal is to be maintained. If these are not redressed, the 2030 target will be similarly undermined.
The main calculations underlying our analysis can be found here.