Estonian PM: All EU member states about to commit to green future

  • 2019-12-13
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Prime Minister Juri Ratas said in the wake of the agreement made at the EU summit early on Friday to switch to a carbon neutral economy by 2050 that all member states are preparing for building a green future together. 

"The EU climate neutrality 2050 is within our reach, all member states are making preparations for jointly building a green future. We need to do the right thing, and we need to get it right," Ratas wrote on Twitter.

Leaders of the EU member states on Friday reached an agreement without Poland to switch to a carbon neutral economy by 2050.

It is said in the European Council conclusions that the Council endorses the objective of making the EU climate-neutral by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement. Poland, at this stage, could not commit to implementing this objective, which is why the European Council will come back to this issue in June 2020.

Leaders recognized the need to put in place an enabling framework to ensure a cost-effective, as well as socially balanced and fair transition to climate neutrality, taking into account different national circumstances.

"Some countries have indicated that they use nuclear energy as part of their national energy mix," the documents reads.