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Climate emergency: Parliament to push for climate neutrality by 2050 

The COP25 and Climate and environmental emergency will be debated on Monday, with MEPs set to vote on these two issues separately on Thursday.

Ahead of the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid 2-13 December, MEPs will Monday debate a resolution calling on the EU to submit its strategy to reach climate neutrality by 2050. This would guarantee that the EU remains a world leader in the fight against climate change. A separate debate on Monday on the current climate crisis will see Parliament examine a climate and environmental emergency motion. Parliament will vote on the two separate resolutions on Thursday.

The draft resolution on COP25 calls for the European Green Deal, announced by European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen, to include a target of 55% emissions reductions by 2030 in order to be able to reach its target on climate neutrality by 2050.

A delegation from the European Parliament will attend the COP25 conference 9-14 December in Madrid.

Procedure: Council and Commission statements (with resolution)

 2019/2712(RSP)2013/0074(COD)

Debate: Monday, 25 November

Vote: Thursday, 28 November