Lawmakers who endorsed the statement stated it would raise stress on the new incoming EU Commission beginning on December 1.
They intend to maneuver the symbolic statement in a discussion on the United Nations’ COP25 climate summit, which starts December two in Madrid.
Liberal MEP Pascal Canfin, seat of the Environment committee of the European Parliament is among those MEPs top on parliament’s resolution before this U.N summit.
“Europe’s announcement of a condition of climatic and ecological crisis is emblematic. However, if we don’t vote on Thursday, then the symbolism could be dreadful.
On the other hand, the announcement has attracted criticism from environmental activists and organizations, who need further actions to tackle the climate crisis.
“The world isn’t requesting”symbolic” functions. We want courageous and real decision making to take care of the Climate Emergency”, Greenpeace tweeted.
Green MEP Ville Niinisto advised Euronews two resolutions are suggested: “One resolution is all about announcing a climate crisis but also raising the stress the parliament places about the Commission and member countries to raise goals and decarbonization prices.”
“But within our settlement, we push Europe’s decarbonization from 2050. The liberals have a proposition that’s but an official statement of emergency”.
The parliament has pressed the European Commission to have a stronger position on climate change.
Present-day goals aim to lower the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 by 1990 levels. Von der Leyen expects to increase the target to 50%.
All but three of the EU’s 28 member countries have signed up for this particular objective, however, objections from Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic averted the bloc boosting its position in U.N. climate actions summit in September.
Several nations, organizations, and regions have symbolically announced a”climate crisis” to emphasize the urgency of the problem.