EU Parliament backs Paris climate goals

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 14, 2017 7:11 AM

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Parliament backed curbs on EU nations' emissions on Wednesday to spread the burden of the bloc's Paris climate goals, resolved to forge ahead despite President Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the 195-nation pact.

The Parliament voted 534 to 88 against binding national targets for slashing greenhouse gas emissions in sectors including transport, agriculture and waste management to achieve the bloc's overall goal of at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

(Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel and Philip Blenkinsop)