City leaders unite in call for tougher climate action

The mayors of Paris, London and eight other major European cities have called on lawmakers to cut the continent's greenhouse gas output to zero by 2050 to help limit global warming to 1.5 degrees

The mayors of Paris, London and eight other major European cities have called on lawmakers to cut the continent's greenhouse gas output to zero by 2050 to help limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, as officials gather to discuss the EU's long-term emissions reduction strategy.

“With its decision to develop a long-term strategy, the EU is sending the right political message, but it needs to adopt the 1.5°C and net-zero emission objectives of the Paris agreement,” the mayors wrote in an open letter addressed to the EU executive's senior energy and climate officials, Maroš Šefcovic and Miguel Arias Cañete.

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