European Green Deal portfolio handed to EU vice president, in major elevation

Posted: September 11, 2019 by oldbrew in climate, Emissions, Politics
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Money to burn?


A major elevation of the delusion of having some control over the weather, that is. Looks like evr more vast sums of money will have to poured down the drain before anyone notices it’s not having any effect on the climate, if they ever do notice.

Dutch social democrat Frans Timmermans has been named executive vice president responsible for strategy to make the EU climate neutral by 2050, reports Climate Home News.
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Climate action is getting a promotion in the next European Commission, with the portfolio assigned to one of three executive vice presidents.

Dutch social democrat Frans Timmermans was nominated on Tuesday to develop the “European green deal” over the next five years. He is to directly manage the climate change directorate (DG Clima) and coordinate efforts across agriculture, health, transport, energy, cohesion and environment.

Announcing the line-up in a webcast press conference, commission president Ursula von der Leyen said she wanted to create a “flexible, agile” team to deliver on the bloc’s priorities.

“At the heart of it is our commitment to become the world’s first climate neutral continent,” she said of Timmermans’ role. “Those who act first and fastest will be the ones who grab the opportunities of the ecological transition.”

In a mission letter to Timmermans, von der Leyen tasked him with proposing a climate neutrality law within his first 100 days in office. At the same time he should plan to deepen the EU’s 2030 emissions reduction target to 50% from 1990 levels.

Under the Paris Agreement, countries are expected to submit updated national contributions by 2020.

Further raising 2030 ambition to 55% should wait until 2021, contingent on action from other major emitters through international negotiations, von der Leyen indicated.

Full report here.

Comments
  1. pochas94 says:

    At least we can require them to build something, like the Great Pyramids or the Notre Dame Cathedral. Then we’d have something to show the kids, who will be around long after the hype is gone.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Sea level rise is a dud, temp rise is fading, Arctic sea ice not vanishing*, Greenland glaciers growing, polar bears doing well – to name a few supposed climate issues – some crisis/emergency/panic that isn’t 🤔

    *Delingpole: Ship of Fools VI – Arctic ‘Global Warming’ Mission Scuppered By Mysterious Hard White Substance
    https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/09/09/ship-of-fools-vi-another-global-warming-expedition-scuppered-by-ice/

  3. ivan says:

    Just how stupid can the loony left get in their worship at the UN Church of Climatology? Are they going to include the blatherings of a Swedish academic https://bigthink.com/surprising-science/swedish-scientist-eating-humans-climate-change I have to wonder what it is in climate change that causes the followers brains to atrophy and leave them as raving idiots foaming at the mouth.

  4. Graeme No.3 says:

    ivan:
    I think psychiatrists might have the answer; Compulsive obsessional delusionals.
    Nothing will shake their beliefs especially if it is reinforced. In the case of the bureaucrats they get more money to throw around and a reinforced belief that they are superior beings able to control the weather, and rule over the peasants who have to pay for their results.
    The last sceptic who made it into the seats of power was I think, King Canute, who staged an experiment to show that he couldn’t control the sea level rising.

  5. hunterson7 says:

    I am reminded of how Mao and his lackeys dealt with agricultural challenges in moving China bravely forward.

  6. Gamecock says:

    ‘He is to directly manage the climate change directorate (DG Clima) and coordinate efforts across agriculture . . . .’

    I’m sure farmers will appreciate the “help.”

  7. p.g.sharrow says:

    A few of these people admit/brag that this has Nothing to do with climate. This is a project to Stampede people into allowing the imposition of Communist Soviet governance on the world’s population.
    “Accept our yoke and we will save you from god Gaia’s wrath!” An old religious song that the Elite have using for thousands of years. And it still seems to work !!…pg

  8. oldbrew says:

    Get a clue here, VP…

    Were Climate Change A Religion It Would Be A Sham
    Posted on Fri 09/13/2019 By Larry Bell

    https://papundits.wordpress.com/2019/09/13/were-climate-change-a-religion-it-would-be-a-sham/

  9. cognog2 says:

    Another good reason amongst many why Britain should extract itself from under the claws of the EU.

  10. oldbrew says:

    Boris Johnson says EU has had ‘bellyful’ of Brexit process
    3 minutes ago

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49715705
    – – –
    The EU should do a deal before Farage & co. return to Brussels then 😃

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