Nations around the world are ready to work together to tackle climate change, the EU’s climate chief Christiana Figueres said Thursday. She said the U.S. and Europe must stick together on the issue as well.
She made the comments at the beginning of COP24, the 24th session of the United Nations Climate Change Conference.
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On Special Report this evening, Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s environment minister, pointed out that the EU collectively accounted for 40 percent of global emissions when world leaders met in Paris in 2015, to try to reach a new deal for combatting climate change.
France’s Minister of Ecology Nicolas Hulot called upon business leaders to work together to build an alliance to achieve a low-carbon economy.
All said, it’s not like they’ve given up on achieving a global deal to reduce emissions.
When European leaders met at the climate conference in Bonn this month, they made a commitment to lower emissions by 40 percent by 2030 and the U.S. has committed to the same.
Watch the discussion above.
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