Environment & Energy Report

Europe Targets Climate Transformation Under Historic German Boss

July 17, 2019, 1:36 PM

Ursula von der Leyen clinched her position as the European Union’s most important policy maker July 16 with a vision of how to save the Earth from a climate emergency without killing the economy.

Von der Leyen fixed climate protection as her no. 1 priority as she set out her plans to lawmakers in the EU Parliament ahead of a confirmation vote and signaled she’s prepared to get tough with trading partners like the U.S. and China if they don’t match up to Europe’s ambition.

Ursula von der Leyen

As well as pledging to increase EU goals for reducing carbon emissions, von der...

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