Belgian court orders faster emissions cuts as country’s climate targets ‘insufficient’

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Ruling by court of appeal means Belgium will have to set target to cut emissions by 55% by 2030

A Belgian court has declared the country’s climate targets “clearly insufficient” and ordered the government to cut emissions faster.

In a powerful victory for climate campaigners, the Brussels court of appeal ordered Belgium to cut its planet-heating pollution by at least 55% from 1990 levels by 2030. By 2021, Belgium had cut its emissions by just 24%.

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