NGOs demand action from Congress on climate change

Protesters in Madrid demanding action on climate change, March 2019. Photo: Samuel Sánchez / El País
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► Environmental groups join call for comprehensive climate-change legislation
► Groups urge symbolic declaration of international climate-change emergency

More than two-dozen leading non-governmental organizations, including some of Spain’s main environmental campaigning groups, have called on the country’s new Congress to take immediate action on climate change, including declaration of an international climate-change emergency.

Ecologistas en Acción, Extinction Rebellion Spain, Fridays For Future (FFF), Greenpeace Spain, Juventud por el Clima, Madres por el Clima and Teachers For Future were among the organizations calling for immediate action by Spain’s new government to curbed climate change.

Among the measures that should be implemented immediately, said the groups, are measures designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7 percent every year and to move to production of non-fossil fuel energy to meet the country’s energy needs from 100 percent renewable sources.

Urging a symbolic declaration of an international climate-change emergency similar to recent declarations issued by the governments of Ireland and the United Kingdom, the Spanish NGOS called for Congress to enact comprehensive legislation to address climate change during the new legislative session.

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