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Parlamento de la UE declara una “emergencia climática”

November 28, 2019 GMT
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, third right, and Frans Timmermans, second right, first vice-President of the European Commission, pose for a family photo with European Commissioners at the European Parliament Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France. Ursula von der Leyen told the EU plenary in Strasbourg, France, shortly before she and her team of commissioners were approved in vote of 461/157 with 89 abstentions , that she would work on "a European Green Deal" so the EU can continue to be a global leader on the climate change issue. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, third right, and Frans Timmermans, second right, first vice-President of the European Commission, pose for a family photo with European Commissioners at the European Parliament Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France. Ursula von der Leyen told the EU plenary in Strasbourg, France, shortly before she and her team of commissioners were approved in vote of 461/157 with 89 abstentions , that she would work on "a European Green Deal" so the EU can continue to be a global leader on the climate change issue. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, third right, and Frans Timmermans, second right, first vice-President of the European Commission, pose for a family photo with European Commissioners at the European Parliament Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 in Strasbourg, eastern France. Ursula von der Leyen told the EU plenary in Strasbourg, France, shortly before she and her team of commissioners were approved in vote of 461/157 with 89 abstentions , that she would work on "a European Green Deal" so the EU can continue to be a global leader on the climate change issue. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)

BRUSELAS (AP) — El Parlamento Europeo declaró el jueves una “emergencia climática” en un intento simbólico de priorizar el problema en la agenda de la ejecutiva de la Unión Europea.

Con 429 votos a favor, 225 en contra y 19 abstenciones, la cámara pidió aumentar a la categoría de “emergencia” los desafíos medioambientales vinculados con el cambio climático.

La votación convertía a Europa en “el primer continente en declarar una emergencia climática y medioambiental”, indicó el eurodiputado de Renovar Europa Pascal Canfin, que presentó la iniciativa, señalando que el Parlamento estaba cumpliendo las expectativas de los ciudadanos europeos.

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El bloque de 28 países tomó hace años la delantera en el debate global sobre el clima, un papel que se ha visto reforzado tras la salida estadounidense del Acuerdo Climático de París.