BRUSSELS – The summit of EU heads of state agreed on the transition of the region to climate neutrality by 2050, according to the Twitter of the head of the European Council Charles Michel.
“Agreement on climate neutrality by 2050 EUCO reaches a deal on this important goal” – according to the report.
He previously said, “Europe should become the first continent neutral in terms of climate impact.”
At the same time, the Summit in its conclusions notes that EU countries should retain the right to determine the composition of energy sources.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that only Poland is not yet ready to commit to the implementation of the goal.
“We had intense discussions today. We all agreed on the goal that by 2050 we want to achieve the goal of climate neutrality. One country cannot commit itself to that goal today. We have decided that we will return to the issue in June next year,” she said at a briefing following the discussions in Brussels on Thursday.
Nevertheless, she noted that she considers the outcome of the summit a positive, “a big step forward.”
The concept of climate neutrality in environmental policy means that emissions of harmful gases into the atmosphere by the state or enterprise are zero or these emissions are neutralized by measures to protect the environment.