EU climate goals: Summit overshadowed by Belarus, Covid-19

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    It’s been an unseasonably wet and chilly month of May for many of us in Europe. That’s perhaps something to focus minds on our changing climate, an issue that affects every single one of us. Leaders of EU countries gathered in Brussels a few days ago at a summit where climate was meant to be a major priority. But the hijacking of a civilian Ryanair plane by the Belarusian state overshadowed talk of carbon emissions reductions and the industrial transition. 

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