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Action on Climate Change – EU Leaders take a lead

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This post was posted under the former name ‘Saving Our Planet’

Everyone is eagerly waiting to see whether US President Elect Donald Trump continues the anti-Climate Change message of his election campaign. So it is good to see to a statement that Climate Action is in all our national interests, is supported by EU Climate Leaders from Germany, France, Norway and Sweden as well as from the EU itself.

“Climate Action Is in All of Our National Interests” is a Joint Statement by Group of High Ambition Coalition Ministers issued on 13 November 2016:

“The Paris Agreement marks a turning point toward a more prosperous and stable world. Acting on climate change is in all of our national interests – it is good for our environment, good for our economies, and good for our climate security. Our commitment to be climate leaders remains steadfast, as is our commitment to work with the whole international community, including the United States, to tackle one of the greatest challenges of our time.”

Saving Our Planet is campaigning for urgent action on Climate Change if the world is to achieve carbon net zero in time to meet the 1.5C to 2C max target set as part of the December 2015 Paris Agreement.

An opportunity for all to take action is the Saving Our Planet petition for a rapid end to coal-burning power plants:  “Exit Coal Now.”  Burning coal emits 5 times more Greenhouse Gases than burning gas, and causes the premature death of hundreds of thousands of people each year.

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