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The European Union’s proposed climate law has not gone down well with Greta Thunberg

March 5, 2020

A proposed climate law to enforce the European Union’s commitment to be climate-neutral by the year 2050 has drawn criticism from environmental organizations and activists including Greta Thunberg.

Plans for the European Climate Law, as it’s known, were unveiled by the European Commission on Wednesday.

In a statement issued alongside the announcement, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen described the law as the “legal translation of our political commitment, and sets us irreversibly on the path to a more sustainable future. It is the heart of the European Green Deal.” Among other things, the Commission said its Climate Law included “measures to keep track of progress and adjust our actions accordingly.”

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