The environmental association Zero wants the Portuguese Government to be “exemplary in fulfilling the Paris Agreement” and accelerate “the transition to a Europe without carbon emissions”, read in an international appeal.
The appeal of the Portuguese association appears in a European document addressed to all the leaders of the European Union (EU), signed by thirty associations, companies, groups of investors, local and regional authorities and civil society groups.
The signatories of the “Coalition for Greater Climate Change” want “the EU’s new long-term climate strategy to put Europe on a path that meets the 1.5 ° C objective of the Paris Agreement, which should include a zero emission target by 2050 at the latest “.
“Ensuring a timely review of the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030” and finalizing EU energy legislation for that year are other requirements of the coalition.
This call comes on the eve of a European meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, “where key decision-makers and stakeholders will discuss ways to intensify climate action under the Talanoa Dialogue.”
In addition to the Zero environmental association, the document is signed for example by Solar Heat Europe, the European Federation for the Solar Thermal Power Industry, the Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group, the Climate Alliance and the non-profit association Legambiente of Italy.