Hundreds of demonstrators from various NGOs and citizens' initiatives gathered for the European Parliament on Saturday to demand strong measures to limit global warming. This was the last of their monthly protest, before a major national march called "Claim The Climate", scheduled for December 2 in Brussels. Several speakers emphasized the importance of limiting global warming to a maximum of 1.5 ° C. The speeches were opened by Bo, 13, who asked his questions about the effects of the greenhouse effect on Jean-Pascal Van Ypersele, former vice-chairman, Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "People always have the choice: either to cause more and more pollution, or to change as quickly as possible and move to zero emissions (from greenhouse gases, ed.) A lot can still be done, such as eating less meat, restricting air traffic or putting pressure on industries that do not care about the well-being of the planet, "said Van Ypersele. With the mobilisations for the climate and the big march of 2 December, the demonstrators want to remind Belgium and Europe that they must strengthen their climate commitments and above all must respect them. The 24th conference of the parties on global warming (COP24) will start in Katowice, Poland on 3 December. The demonstrators hope that the participants will impose the gravity of the greenhouse effect. (Belga)
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