EU’s climate chief calls for net-zero emissions by 2050

The European Union’s climate chief called for the bloc to take the lead and aim for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in its climate strategy published on Wednesday, ahead of key U.N. talks on curbing global warming.EU’s climate chief calls for net-zero emissions by 2050.

As President Donald Trump pulls the United States out of the Paris climate accord, European Commission climate chief Miguel Arias Canete said the bloc had to lead by example at next week’s climate talks in Poland.

The EU executive published its strategy on Wednesday, setting out eight pathways to reducing emissions – two of which chart a course for Europe to becoming climate neutral by absorbing as much greenhouse gas as it emits.

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Health and climate change

The Working Group on Health in Climate Change (HIC) met on 12–13 June 2018 at the WHO European Centre for Environment and Health (ECEH) in Bonn, Germany. Twenty-five Member States of the WHO European Region sent nominated representatives.

The meeting in Bonn was an opportunity to further support the work of Member States in the development of their national portfolios of action, to provide an update on policy developments, to facilitate the exchange of experience, and to identify priority themes and actions to advance implementation of the Ostrava commitments on climate change and health.

To read more about this on the WHO Europe website go to: http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/environment-and-health/Climate-change/news/news/2018/6/european-working-group-on-health-in-climate-change-supports-countries-in-implementing-key-commitments?utm_source=WHO%2FEurope+mailing+list&utm_campaign=aa83e336cd-News_highlights_January_2018_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_60241f4736-aa83e336cd-93292493