Seven parties near agreement on new climate change law with CO2 target

Negotiators acting on behalf of seven parties in parliament have reached agreement on the text of a new climate law which will set a carbon dioxide reduction target of 49% by 2030 and 95% by 2050.

The four coalition parties plus the Socialists, GroenLinks and Labour, will now put the plan to MPs for their approval, broadcaster NOS said on Tuesday.

The concept agreement goes further than the four coalition parties set down in their plans. Final approval for the draft legislation is expected either the end of this week or early next week.

The government has already decided that no new homes should be built in the Netherlands with connections to the gas network as part of measures to stop climate change.

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