EU leaders reach deal on combatting climate change

Summit agrees to reduce greenhouse gases by 40%

(ANSA) - Brussels, October 24 - European Union leaders have reached a deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change after tough negotiations at a summit in Brussels.
    The deal will see the EU cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.
    The binding agreement also forces the union to increase the use of renewable energy to 27% of the total and increase energy efficiency.
    The agreement was a compromise between nations in favour of bigger greenhouse cuts and several countries, especially those reliant on coal such as Poland, that fear cuts will harm their economies.
   

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