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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 emergency</Titre>


<RepeatBlock-By><Depute>Alexandr Vondra, Jadwiga Wiśniewska, Anna Zalewska</Depute>

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



European Parliament resolution on the climate and environmental emergency


The European Parliament,

 having regard to the special report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) entitled ‘Global Warming of 1.5°C’, its fifth assessment report (AR5) and the 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 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services published by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on 6 May 2019,

 having regard to the Paris Agreement (Decision 1/CP.21) of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and to the 11th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP11), held in Paris, France from 30 November to 11 December 2015,

 having regard to the 25th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, to be held in Madrid, Spain from 2 to 13 December 2019,

 having regard to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),

 having regard to its resolution of 26 March 2019 with observations forming an integral part of the decision on discharge in respect of the implementation of the general budget of the European Union for the financial year 2017, Section I – European Parliament[1],

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

1. Considers it imperative that world leaders take action to prevent and halt climate change and biodiversity loss;

2. Stresses that the relevant international fora, such as the 25th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP25) to be held in Madrid, Spain and the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) (COP15) to be held in Kunming, China, must lead to the Parties accelerating the completion of existing commitments followed by a renewal and strengthening of these pledges;

3. Calls for the Commission to work with Parliament and the Member States to urgently devise and implement a coherent and comprehensive plan with adequate financial commitments for a just transition that would set all Member States on an achievable policy pathway to net-zero emissions by 2050;

4. Recognises that the European Parliament’s two-seat arrangement for its plenary part-sessions has a significant environmental impact, generating an annual CO2 burden of between approximately 11 000 and 19 000 tonnes, and underlines the need to adopt a single-seat arrangement as soon as possible;

5. Instructs its President to forward this resolution to the Council, the Commission, the governments and parliaments of the Member States, and the Secretariat of the UNFCCC, with the request that it be circulated to all non-EU Parties to the Convention.


[1] OJ L 249, 27.9.2019, p. 3.

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