The governments of Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia must take immediate action towards climate neutrality in 2050
We urge citizens to sign the appeal to support climate protection actions and the transition of economies and energy sectors in the Visegrad countries.
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Impacts of climate change for the Visegrad group countries are not a distant future, it is the present. These already worsen the quality of life of the inhabitants of the regions, bring losses to the economy and create barriers to further social and economic development. Climate change constitutes a growing threat to ecosystems, and extreme weather is a threat to our safety and life.
The recent special IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report clearly states that we must act immediately to prevent a climate disaster, halting global warming at 1,5 C.
Unfortunately, the governments of Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary, contrary to the vast majority of EU countries, blocked the adoption by the European Union of the goal of achieving climate neutrality in 2050. In December this year, another attempt will be made... We have to remember that achieving this goal is the only way to ensure safety for ourselves, our children and grandchildren.
However, there is a positive example of Slovakia, which decided that the coal phase-out in the energy sector will be done by 2023. Slovakia can be a good model for the other countries of the Visegrad Group and should be the leader of the whole group mobilizing countries in achieving the goal of decarbonising Europe. Hungary has declared that they will stop using coal as a source of electricity by 2030 - it is also a good step towards climate protection.
Climate change has become a reality. This is the last moment not only for politicians, but also for all citizens to undertake urgent actions. An important decision will be taken in December 2019, which will depend on whether Europe will achieve climate neutrality in 2050.
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