Draft is planning the reduction of CO2 gasses by 40 percent comapring to the levels from the year 1990.

Countries in the European Union are maybe (finally) getting some cleaner air. For the last two days, European parliament had a meeting in Strasbourg among which members of the Parliament decided to support the purposed draft law given to them by Miriam Dalli, which is suggesting that we should lower the level of Carbon Dioxide in the air by 40 percent compared to the level in the year 1990.

Initially, the plan was to lower the level of emissions for 75 percent compared to the year 1990. Miriam Dalli, together with her Social-democratic party, also had great support from ‘Green party’, a member of which is also Slovenian Igor Šoltes. On the other hand, there was also much resistance from European public party, due to the fact, that limitations would cause loss of jobs – reason Dalli does not agree with, saying that battery factories in EU would bring about 23.000 jobs to more Europeans.

Accepted draft is, according to words of Šoltes, a compromise, and one, which his party was still willing to accept. Accepting any lower rate would on the other hand not be possible at all, since it would mean, that we would not be able to meet Paris treaty, which predicts a long-term decrease of global temperature by two degrees Celsius. According to Šoltes we should actually make a limit on 75 percent.

However, while the draft has been accepted by European parliament, that still does not mean, that emissions will actually go down by the year 2030. Draft is now going to be presented to European commission Council of European Union, which is consisted of European environmental ministers. Both sides are planning to meet next week on ninth of October in Brussels.

Oct. 4, 2018 Driving photo: Profimedia

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