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UK becomes 1st nation to declare climate emergency; Opposition’ Jeremy Corbyn calls for ‘real action’

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Britain’s opposition Labour Party has on Wednesday called for “real action” to handle climate change, after the United Kingdom became the first nation to declare a climate emergency.

Labour Party head Jeremy Corbyn stated he hoped the referendum “will trigger a wave of action from parliaments and governments around the world”, according to Dawn news reports. 

The party took it to Twitter and wrote, “Thanks to pressure from the Labour Party, the UK just became the first country to declare an environment and #climateemergency. Now it’s time for real action to tackle climate change. Share this.”

He hoped the development will pressurize the government and the nation takes concrete action to help avoid over 1.5-degree centigrade of warming, needing global emissions to get cut off by at least half of the 2010 levels by 2030.

The development came after 11 days of mass protest in the country by climate change activists extinction rebellion, that has brought various London areas to a standstill.

Extinction Rebellion described the referendum a “first step in the government telling the truth about the climate and ecological emergency.”

“Pressure on our politicians will now increase as nothing but decisive action will suffice,” they added.

On last week’s Thursday, Climate change protesters have targeted London stock exchange to demonstrate and climbed over the train’s roof at Canary Wharf aimed at pushing Britain to take concrete actions to avert global climate cataclysm on the final day of protest.

The climate-change protesters have in the past 11 days brought the iconic areas of central London to a standstill, during which the activists described the demonstration as the biggest act of civil disobedience in the history of British.

The group is protesting demanding the government to declare a state of ecological and climate emergency, turn down greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025, and form a civilian assembly to lead over decisions in order to address climate change.


Also read: Climate change protesters target London stock exchange, Canary Wharf on final day

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