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The EPP Group is in favour of ambitious global climate policy, where other countries such as China make efforts similar to Europe's. Voting later today and on Thursday on the European Parliament's position for the COP26 United Nations Climate Conference in Glasgow, the EPP Group will take this line.

"Not long ago, this year, for the first time ever, the European Union has carved into law that the EU must become climate neutral by 2050. This is a very powerful starting point for the negotiations with other countries, that the European Parliament's delegation is bringing to the conference. We want other countries, particularly those that pollute the most and are not yet as ambitious, to really hear us", said Lídia Pereira, the EPP Group's lead MEP for COP26.

The EPP Group is convinced that in order to contain global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, everyone must contribute to the common goal. "No-one should lag behind. We want other countries such as China, the world's second largest economy, to set more ambitious emissions reduction goals and reduce its dependency on coal. Europe is moving from words to actions, we want everyone else to do the same!", concluded Pereira.

At the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, around 200 participating countries will present their plans to cut emissions by 2030 and agree on certain concrete proposals such as speeding up the phasing-out of coal. The European Parliament, including the EPP Group, will participate with an official delegation.

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The EPP Group is the largest political group in the European Parliament with 179 Members from all EU Member States

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