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Germany seeking EU summit decision on going carbon neutral by 2050 - official

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is aiming to get European Union leaders to agree to make the bloc carbon neutral by 2050 at this week’s summit, a government official said on Wednesday.

Divisions remain among the bloc’s 28 governments over the long-term net-zero emissions target, with many concerned a steeper pace of reductions could hurt competitiveness and cost jobs in high-employment sectors.

(Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Michelle Martin; Editing by Thomas Escritt)

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