“European Parliament Split On Declaring Climate Emergency”

“Draft resolution will be voted on this week before crucial UN climate summit”

“The European parliament is split over whether to declare a global climate emergency before next week’s crucial UN summit.

If passed, the climate emergency resolution – to be voted on on Thursday – would throw down the gauntlet to incoming European Union leaders. The European commission’s president-elect, Ursula von der Leyen, is expected to take office on 1 December, having promised “a European green deal” in her first 100 days.

The draft resolution states there is “an environment and climate emergency in Europe and globally” and declares the EU will “take action accordingly”.”

Jennifer Rankin reports for the Guardian November 26, 2019.