On 7 March 2012, the European Alliance of Energy Intensive Industries (AEIIi) – of which CEMBUREAU is a member – stressed that the current 2020 emission reduction targets should not be revised. In a press statement, issued ahead of the EU Environment Ministers meeting held on 9 March (see article in this month’s Eurobrief), the AEII pointed out that no global climate agreement would be implemented before 2020. Therefore, setting unilaterally more ambitious EU emission reduction targets would not help investment in the EU. More specifically, and in relation to the European Commission’s Roadmap to a low carbon economy by 2050, the AEII highlighted the following points:
More information: AEII press statement
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