The European Parliament has proposed and voted for cutting greenhouse emissions in the European Union by 60 per cent instead of the 40 per cent by the year 2030.
The European Commission has proposed targets for emissions cuts of "at least 55 per cent" by the year 2030. The proposal has received not only support but also criticism around the different European member states.
The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and "catastrophic" damage to the planet, according to a landmark study.
The EU wants to further reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in order to make up for the American exit from the Paris climate agreement.
The European Environment Agency (EAA) said preliminary estimates showed a 0.7-per-cent decrease in emissions blamed for climate change compared to 2015.