Climate change - 8th Parliamentary term
Sündmuse kuupäev: 07/03/2019
The policies of the EU on climate and energy are described, as well as the challenges that must be faced in order to achieve the Paris Agreement target of keeping the increase in global temperature well below 2°C and to pursue efforts to achieve 1.5°C.
The EU faces major challenges from the increased threats of climate change, with serious consequences in the energy sector, where urgent issues are arising concerning the national production mix of each Member State. The renewable energy share needs to be increased, and energy efficiency needs to be improved.
On 16 April, ENVI holds an extraordinary meeting open to all Members for an exchange of views with Greta THUNBERG, the 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden. The one-hour exchange serves as an opportunity for a future-oriented debate: an occasion to think about the fate of the planet and also about those EU citizens who cannot yet vote in EU elections.
During the plenary session in Strasbourg, MEPs debate the long-term reduction targets of greenhouse gas emissions with the Council and Commission, andto adopt a resolution on Wednesday.