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Statement from the Coalition for Higher Ambition on the EU 2040 Climate Target

ICLEI and its partners from the Coalition for Higher Ambition rallied broad support for a science-based 2040 climate target. Ahead of the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on the EU Climate Target 2040 in February, members of the Coalition have prepared a joint letter calling for a science-based target of at least 90% net emission reductions to limit global temperature rise to below 1.5°C.

In the letter addressed to the Presidents of the three main institutions of the EU and Ministers of the Belgian European Council Presidency, the 14 coalition members from European business and investor organisations, local and regional governments and civil society organisations align themselves with the European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change’s (ESABCC) advice to achieve a net emission reduction of at least 90%-95% by 2040.


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