• 04-OCT-2016

  • SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

EU delivering on COP21 ratification

In the presence of UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon and French minister Ségolène Royale, the Parliament today approved  the COP 21 world climate agreement reached last year in Paris.

S&D vice-president for sustainability, Kathleen Van Brempt MEP, believes this historic ratification could be a game changer and send a signal to China and the US; while acknowledging the need to support Eastern European countries in their transition from coal to clean energy.