ETUC Resolution on Strategy for long-term EU Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction
The Paris Agreement has set clear climate objectives for countries, and foresees “Long-Term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies” that countries should strive to adopt and communicate. The European Council of March 2018 gave the European Commission a mandate to come forward with a proposed long-term strategy by the first quarter of 2019.
According to the European Trade Union Confederation, the preparation of this document provides an opportunity to update the EU’s long-term strategy on the basis of the Paris Agreement commitments. ETUC has published a document which recalls the trade unions’ main messages regarding climate action in the EU and beyond.
In particular, ETUC has noted that the Long-term low greenhouse gas emission development strategies (LEDS) must be aware of and anticipate the impact of decarbonisation on the labour market. To be consistent with the motto “An EU that protects, empowers and defends”, the LEDS must provide an EU roadmap for a just transition.
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