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Outgoing senators back climate change legislation

THE NETHERLANDS. The outgoing senate on Tuesday backed the government’s controversial plans to tackle climate change – with 62 of the 75 senators voting for the new legislation.

The legislation requires future cabinets to set clear targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 95% by 2050, when compared with 1990. In addition, electricity generation must be entirely carbon dioxide free by the same date.

The anti-immigration PVV and fundamentalist religious party SGP voted against, as did the pro-animal PvdD, which said the plans did not go far enough. The plans would also pass in the new senate, despite the ruling coalition not having a majority, because of GroenLinks support.

This article appeared first on dutchnews.nl

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