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欧洲应该领导气候行动

布鲁塞尔—2009年哥本哈根多方会议(COP15)召开前,人们进行了广泛动员,自此以来,世界开始将承诺和意图转化为实际气候变化行动。欧洲的领导——不管是政府、公民社会还是企业——在推动进步方面起到了关键作用。气候变化行动仍然任重道远,欧洲必须继续拿出领导力——并且还要变得更强。

过去十年的成功不可低估。2010年,我刚刚履新欧洲气候委员时,只有绿色激进分子才接受净零排放的目标。许多人认为欧盟的第一个长期战略目标——减排80-95%便已经过于宏大。

当时,很少有人相信不出十年中国就将成为可再生能源巨头,或者大众汽车和丹麦航运公司马士基会设定2050年实现碳中性的目标。大众汽车同时还宣布将在下一个十年中生产2,200万辆电动汽车,放在当时,也会被认为好高骛远。

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