The Finnish government has had a new climate change bill out for consultation and hopes to submit a final proposal to Parliament for a vote in late April. The proposal will enshrine the target of 80 per cent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 in law. The bill will also require greenhouse gas reduction plans for non-ETS sectors and a long-term mitigation plan every ten years.
The Danish government is also working on a similar bill. The ultimate target here is a low-carbon society by 2050, to be achieved by adopting five-year targets for the decade ahead. A climate council will be formed to advise future governments.
Source: ENDS Europe, 18 February 2014