Southern European countries call for more climate action

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Amnesty International comments on the situation.

Official Press Release Amnesty International:

Call by presidents of southern European states to tackle the climate crisis underscores the urgent need to phase out fossil fuels

Reacting to a call today by the presidents of five southern European countries – Italy, Greece, Portugal, Malta and Slovenia - urging measures be taken to tackle the climate crisis following recent searing heatwaves, wildfires and flooding in the region, Marta Schaaf, Amnesty International’s Director of Climate, Economic and Social Justice, and Corporate Accountability Programme, said:

“The presidents of these nations are right to highlight the urgent need to tackle the escalating climate crisis following the hottest July ever recorded. The climate crisis is a human rights crisis, harming the rights to life, health, food, housing, decent work and a healthy environment, among others. “But it is time for world leaders to stop speaking in the passive voice.... ... More: Official Press Release Amnesty International

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