Climate talks: EPP Group stresses need for EU and global action
Politically the most important message should be that we are united to fight against climate change. We have the problem with the United States and Brazil but it’s important that the rest of the world continues to implement the Paris agreement and is ready to be even more ambitious.
I think the EPP wants to put, more than other groups, an emphasis that it’s the world that needs to act. Sometimes, from other political groups, we understand Europe, Europe, Europe must act but not looking at our partners.
We have a side event in the COP in Madrid where we invite partners from all over the world - from Canada, from South Africa, from India, that also fight for higher ambitions and the climate doesn’t care if the emissions come from Europe or from other parts of the world.
We have to do our bit - it’s very clear - but also others have to do because otherwise we will not make it.
Laura BarriosEPP TV Assistant ProducerBelgiumlaura.firstname.lastname@example.org+322-2841845