A climate for the future: assessing EU Member States’ low-carbon development strategies and lessons for Energy Union governance
Only eleven EU Member States delivered a 2050 emissions reduction strategy by 2015 as required by EU law - and the strategies that were submitted vary hugely in quality. These are the findings of this report from the EU LIFE-funded MaxiMiseR project from WWF’s European Policy Office. France’s long-term strategy scored highest in the project’s rankings, with a top score of 78%, followed by the UK with 71%. France’s overall score was brought down by its low emissions reduction target of 75% by 2050. At the other end of the scale, Cyprus only scored 25%, partly because it only submitted a draft strategy.