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March 4, 2021

Romania will only support emissions reduction in the European Council

Romania will back the adoption of a single target for carbon dioxide emissions reduction and also the support to be granted to the newly acceded states to the European Union in the European Council, on Thursday taking place in Brussels, said Minister-delegate for Energy Razvan Nicolescu, on Tuesday.
‘The European Council will discuss on Thursday the new European targets regarding climate change. There is a proposal of the European Commission: Europe must continue to set targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, but also new targets regarding the energy efficiency and renewable resources’, said Nicolescu.
In his opinion, Europe must look at other decisions taken in other parts of the world in regards to climate change. ‘My hope is that Europe will reflect more on the adoption of a unilateral target before we have a post-Kyoto commitment at a world level. We must be very careful if countries like China, India, Brazil, USA will do the same. For Romania, the acceptable maximum is to have a single target, namely carbon dioxide emissions reduction’, said the Minister.
He also said that the newly-entered countries in the EU will be more affected by these decision than those who are older in the community, as the pressure will lie on the end-user, and as such some support measures must exist for these countries.

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