Carbon emissions from the transport, farming, building and waste sectors must reduce by 30% by 2030, suggests the European Commission—a proposal which the European Parliament supports.
The European Parliament’s environment committee has backed laws proposed by the European Commission for drastic CO2 emission cuts in the transport, farming, building and waste sectors. Emissions from these sectors, which are outside of the EU’s emissions-trading scheme, must come down by 30% by 2030, according to the Committee. The European Commission proposed a directive to cover these sectors in July 2016, as part of an effort-sharing proposal to impose limits on sectors not covered by the trading bloc’s emissions-trading scheme. Transport, agriculture, building and waste together accoun