Minister rejects request to declare climate emergency

in News · 16-05-2019 09:44:00 · 0 Comments
Minister rejects request to declare climate emergency

Portugal has played down a request to declare a climate emergency, saying it would merely be a symbolic gesture.

Environment Minister João Pedro Matos Fernandes said Portugal did more than countries like Ireland and the United Kingdom, who have already declared a climate emergency.

He said it was a "symbolic act" but that both countries did nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste produced or to increase the production of energy from renewable sources.


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