The European Union has reached its 2020 CO2 emission goals six years early. This shows that the EU can push for more ambitions CO2 emission reductions in the future. Also, the Europeans can be leaders in the World when it comes to reducing carbon emissions. They could lobby other nations to make the same reductions.
EU have a lot of members and they therefor have the power to get them to agree on things like laws of lower CO2 emissions. When that is said i also believe that the European countries take the environment more serious than a country like China or USA (with a republican president).
While notable that the EU has reached their stated goals six years ahead of time, the enemy to that change would be complacency. The EU should definitely set a new goal of even lower emissions and work just as diligently on the new goal as they have on the last. Any positive changes with respect to CO2 emissions will yield positive long-term gains.
EU can push for more ambitious CO2 emission reductions. The recent reports that European Union reaches CO2 emission goals six years early is a very positive development for the earth. However, according to some UK based think tanks, these projections from the EEA forecast which aggregates projections from EU-28 Member States is highly flawed.
The CO2 emission agreement was reached when the EU conducted it's affair as an united front, right now that does not seem to be the case with some members showing displeasure with how the organizatiomn is being run and others like Britain wanting to exit. Another reason why the push may not succeed is the fact that industrial dependent countries like Germany see it as a crackdown on its industries that are the backbone of its economy.