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Limiting Global Climate Change to 2degrees Celcius. The way ahead for 2050 and beyond

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6-01-2-16-54.pdf
Datum2007
Classificatie 6.01.2.16/54 (KE & BROEIKAS - WEL/NIET OPLOSSING + SCENARIO'S)
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             COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES




                                           Brussels, 10 January 2007
                                           COM(2007)2




     COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL, THE
     EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL
          COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS

             Limiting Global Climate Change to 2 degrees Celsius
                     The way ahead for 2020 and beyond




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     1.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

          Climate change is happening. Urgent action is required to limit it to a manageable
          level. The EU must adopt the necessary domestic measures and take the lead
          internationally to ensure that global average temperature increases do not exceed
          pre-industrial levels by more than 2°C.

          This Communication and the accompanying impact assessment show that this is
          technically feasible and economically affordable if major emitters act swiftly. The
          benefits far outweigh the economic costs.

          This Communication is addressed to the Spring 2007 European Council which
          should decide on an integrated and comprehensive approach to the EU's energy and
          climate change policies. It follows up on the 2005 Communication "Winning the
          Battle against Global Climate Change", which provided concrete recommendations
          for EU climate policies and set out key elements for the EU's future climate strategy.
          In deciding the next steps in our climate change policy the European Council should
          take decisions which will enhance the conditions for reaching a new global
          agreement to follow on from the Kyoto Protocol's first commitments after 2012.

          This Communication proposes that the EU pursues in the context of international
          negotiations the objective of 30% reduction in gre