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Climate ambitions: all actors need to work together

"What happens in the next 5 years will be incredibly important to increase the chances to reach climate neutrality by around mid-century. Doing so will require everyone – businesses, governments and civil society – to step up their efforts”, BusinessEurope Director for Industrial Affairs Alexandre Affre said at the event “Reaching climate neutrality: Framework conditions and actions on how to get there”, on 2 October in Brussels. BusinessEurope, he added, put forward 5 framework conditions and related actions that European businesses believe are crucial to get us there. They include (1) the recognition of different conditions and starting points for EU Member States, (2) the development and deployment of innovative technologies, (3) large-scale availability of affordable, low-carbon energy, (4) the adaptation of consumer behaviour and public acceptance for the low-carbon energy transition, and (5) the convergence of global climate ambitions. Riku Huttunen, Director General for Energy at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, and Ester Asin, Director of the European Policy Office at the World Wide Fund (WWF) also participated in the debate. - Photos

Last updated: 3 October 2019