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UK Parliament Pass an Environment and Climate Emergency Declaration

The UK Parliament becomes the first national government to pass an exemplary measure, that is, a national declaration of an Environment and Climate Emergency.
UK Parliament Pass an Environment and Climate Emergency Declaration
  • This move marks a serious emergency in dealing with climate change.

About the declaration:

  • The declaration was preceded by a visit by teenage activist Greta Thunberg (to the Parliament), the feature of David Attenborough's documentary movie titled 'Climate Change: The Facts' and the 11-days of constant protest by an environmental group 'Extinction Rebellion'.
  • Britain's opposition Labour Party called for this serious action.

Interesting to know:

  • The decision of emergency in Parliament caters to national reductions and investment in the reduction of carbon emissions and saving the planet.
  • Compared to its 1990 levels, UK (United Kingdom) was later legally committed to an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050 and recently featured as 1 of 18 developed economies to decrease CO2(carbon dioxide) emissions in the last 10 years.
  • Certain cities and local councils have laid down their climate emergency schemes to become 'carbon zero' by 2030.

Question:

Q. Which parliament has become the first national government to pass a national declaration of an Environment and Climate Emergency?
a. Germany
b. Japan
c. United Kingdom
d. France
UK Parliament Pass an Environment and Climate Emergency Declaration UK Parliament Pass an Environment and Climate Emergency Declaration Reviewed by Neha Verma on May 04, 2019 Rating: 5

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