Washington Post

European Parliament declares climate emergency amid momentum for a Green Deal

BERLIN - The European Parliament declared a climate emergency on Thursday, in a largely symbolic move that nonetheless increases pressure on member states to pass more decisive legislation to curb emissions.

In recent months, hundreds of similar declarations have been passed - most of them by regional or local administrations. Thursday's E.U. vote is significant because it was passed by a parliament that represents more than 500 million citizens, vastly expanding the number of people worldwide who live in jurisdictions that have declared such an emergency...

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