Some EU policies ‘hinder’ climate action, WWF says

Some EU policies ‘hinder’ climate action, WWF says

A handful of policies risk derailing the European Union’s ambitious climate goals, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said in a report published on Monday, days before the European Commission is expected to publish its own assessment.

Among WWF’s ‘hall of shame’ of the EU’s worst measures for the climate are the failure to tax aviation fuels and the inclusion of gas and nuclear in the so-called sustainable finance taxonomy, the EU’s green investment rulebook.

The report also claims the EU’s bioenergy policies and parts of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are inconsistent with its climate goals. Despite recognising good progress on climate action in recent years, WWF is calling on the EU to take a “good hard look” at its policies and address potential “loopholes”.

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