EU Aims to Reduce Net Emissions and Protect Biodiversity through Adoption of Carbon Sinks Goal

April 7, 2023

On March 14, 2023, the European Parliament gave its final approval for member nations to implement stricter national targets relating to emissions reduction and the protection and expansion of CO2-absorbing natural ecosystems known as “Carbon Sinks.” The new targets are part of a broader package of legislative proposals setting out how the EU intends to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and also aims to promote biodiversity in line with the European Green Deal.

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