GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.
A press release, a Q&A and the speeches by VP Sefcovic and Commissioner Arias Cañete at the State of the Energy Union press conference are also available.
The article features a response by Dr Fatih Birol, IEA Executive Director, to a letter received on the role of the World Energy Outlook in shaping global energy policies.
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.
During the Future of Europe debate with the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in the European Parliament this afternoon, Ska Keller, President of the Greens/EFA group called upon the Prime Minister to defend climate and social justice in the European Union.