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UK Parliament Pass an Environment and Climate Emergency Declaration

Published on May 04, 2019
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
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