MEPs urge EU to deepen emission reduction goals


French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius delivers his speech about the outcome of the international climate talks in Paris, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 20 January 2016.

Fabius calls on Europeans to continue their efforts to ensure that the Paris climate agreement is ratified as swiftly as possible

On January 20, some Members of the European Parliament have raised the prospect of the EU deepening its long-term emission reduction goals in the light of the Paris Climate Agreement.

At a plenary discussion in Strasbourg on COP21, MEPs with French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, who chaired the Paris conference, and Climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, reviewed the outcome of the international climate talks in Paris.

MEP Kathleen van Brempt from Belgium said the Paris Agreem...

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