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    Only Three EU Countries on Target for Paris Climate Goals

    Not everyone’s pulling their weight. A new report from Carbon Market Watch has found that Sweden, Germany and France are the only European countries actively implementing environmental policies set at the Paris climate accords. Europe’s collective pledge was to cut 40 percent of carbon emissions by 2030. But loopholes in climate laws, like receiving credits for planting trees, are allowing countries like Poland, the Czech Republic, Spain and Italy to dodge responsibility for emissions as they struggle to enact changes that are more expensive … and necessary.

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