Timmermans urges EU lawmakers to "act now" on climate

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, September 14, 2021
Adjust font size:

BRUSSELS, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- European lawmakers should look at the entirety of the European Commission's climate action package and help find alternatives to measures that they do not find acceptable, a European commissioner said in a speech at the European Parliament (EP) in Strasbourg on Tuesday.

Urging members of the EP (MEPs) to support the Commission's "Fit for 55" package of climate and energy legislation, Frans Timmermans, executive vice president of the European Commission for the European Green Deal, called for cooperation between the European institutions.

Timmermans underlined the urgency of the situation, reminding European lawmakers that action must be taken immediately to tackle climate change.

He called for measures that will allow member states of the European Union (EU) to take their own decisions on the matter, and that will spread the burden fairly across societies, regions and countries.

Timmermans also highlighted the leading role of the EU in the fight against climate change in the international arena, saying that the bloc's "concrete plan" is inspiring other nations and regions to also act.

Introduced in the middle of July, the "Fit for 55" package aims to set the EU on course to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 55 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels and to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Timmermans' call came ahead of COP26, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, which will be hosted by Glasgow in the United Kingdom between Oct. 31 and Nov. 12, 2021. Enditem

Follow China.org.cn on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from China.org.cnMobileRSSNewsletter