GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.
The 16-year old Swede, who inspired the worldwide “School Strike For Climate” movement, addressed MEPs in an Environment Committee meeting in Strasbourg on Tuesday.
Today, Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist, will address the Environmental Committee of the European Parliament from 14:00 to 15:00. As an answer to the requests of the climate movement, the Greens/EFA group presents today 10 priority measures to save the climate including measures how to finance the transition.
Ireland has successfully advanced the transformation of its energy sector, led primarily by the power sector. In 2017, about a quarter of the country’s total power generation came from wind power, the third highest share among all 30 IEA member countries, according to the latest review of Ireland’s energy policies by the International Energy Agency.
These new provisions will make the buildings of the future greener and more comfortable, making them consume less energy. Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU.
The Energy Union project was conceived by the Juncker Commission which set out to give EU consumers secure, sustainable, competitive and affordable energy, by overhauling European energy and climate systems and policies. It also committed to make the EU the world leader in renewable energy. Four years on, the Energy Union is a reality and the EU has set course to become a climate neutral economy, whilst maintaining its global competitiveness and creating growth and jobs.
Sweden is a global leader in building a low-carbon economy, with the lowest share of fossil fuels in its primary energy supply among all IEA member countries, and the second-lowest carbon-intensive economy.
The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, on 28 March urged governments worldwide to come to the UN summit on climate in September 2019 with concrete plans to boost action against global warming. The call followed the publication of the annual report on climate change by the World Meteorological Organization, which warned about the dire consequences of the continued rise of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. In the same month, hundreds of thousands of students and pupils in 120 countries have sought to draw politicians’ attention to climate change by walking out of classes to stage repeated street protests.