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Monday, 25 November 2019 - Strasbourg Provisional edition

Climate and environmental emergency - 2019 UN Climate Change Conference (COP25) (debate)

  Pietro Fiocchi (ECR). – Madam President, I am an engineer and an industrial entrepreneur. I have this intimate need to understand how to reach goals. We all agree that we need to do something about climate change, but how? My team and I analysed, for the best part of two months, how to reach the Paris Agreement goals and we could not find a good technical answer. We then asked everybody and the only answer we got was that we raise taxes and then see what we do. This is not good. Also, nobody commented on the fact that the US, India and China are not doing anything about this and are therefore making the European efforts totally useless.

Now we want to raise the bar. This is problematic because we, as the European Parliament, have a moral duty to explain to EU citizens how we intend to reach the goals, and how we intend to do this without killing their livelihoods and the economy.

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