On 06 October, the European Parliament adopted its position on the European Climate Law. Ahead of the vote, Members of the European Parliament from four political groups (the Greens/ EFA, European United Left/ Nordic Green Left, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats and Renew Europe) organised a joint action in front of the European Parliament. By holding photos of people hit by the climate crisis and calling upon all members of the European Parliament to “Vote for Climate” they drew attention to the need for a drastic increase in the EU’s 2030 climate target.
During the plenary vote, Marie Toussaint and Michael Bloss from the Greens/ EFA group read testimonies from the plaintiffs of the People’s Climate Case about how their lives, livelihoods are affected by the climate crisis.
In the Climate Law vote, the European Parliament updated its position on the 2030 climate target and is now calling for the EU’s 2030 climate target to be increased to 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, up from the current 40% target.