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Rutte: do more against global warming

KATOWICE – The world needs to do more to the warming of the earth. That said, prime minister Mark Rutte at the opening of the climate summit in the Polish Katowice. He pointed in his speech at a recent UN report stating that small chance is that the warming is limited to 1.5 degree. “We must step up our efforts.”

Minister-president Mark Rutte during the climate summit in Katowice, Poland.

Three years ago, the international community in Paris pledged to the warming of the earth can be limited to a maximum of 2 degrees Celsius. The aim is less than 1.5 degree Celsius.

It will not be easy to agree on the climate summit in Poland, said Rutte. But it is “crucial” that there is an agreement about the actual effects of the climate deal in Paris. When the world was more aware of the urgency. That spirit must, according to him, in Katowice again be found.

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Rutte stressed that the Netherlands will need to do, also jointly within the European Union. Here is the commitment to the emissions of greenhouse gases in 2050, with 95 per cent to have reduced in comparison with 1990. He further pointed out that the Netherlands are poor countries with a fund of 160 million euro to the consequences of global warming.

The climate summit in Poland lasts two weeks.

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