Procedure : 2019/2930(RSP)
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Document selected : B9-0215/2019

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PV 28/11/2019 - 8.7
CRE 28/11/2019 - 8.7
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<TitreSuite>to wind up the debate on the statements by the Council and the Commission</TitreSuite>

<TitreRecueil>pursuant to Rule 132(2) of the Rules of Procedure</TitreRecueil>

<Titre>on the climate and environmental urgency</Titre>


<RepeatBlock-By><Depute>Peter Liese</Depute>

<Commission>{PPE}on behalf of the PPE Group</Commission>



European Parliament resolution on the climate and environmental urgency


The European Parliament,

 having regard to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) special report entitled ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’, its fifth assessment report (AR5) and its synthesis report thereon, its special report on climate change and land, and its special report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing climate,

 having regard to the massive threat of loss of biodiversity described in the summary for policymakers of the global assessment report on biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, of 29 May 2019,

 having regard to the decision of 4 November 2019 by the President of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement,

 having regard to the 25th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to be held in Madrid, Spain, from 2-13 December 2019,

 having regard to Rule 132(2) of its Rules of Procedure,

1. Declares a climate and environmental urgency and declares the need for sustainable, science-based climate action both in Europe and worldwide and calls on the Commission and the Member States to take urgent action to combat climate change in a holistic manner involving all sectors of society and the economy, including industry, in a socially balanced and sustainable way in order not to endanger jobs or impose an undue burden on those least able to afford it;

2. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States.

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