MEP Irena Joveva addressed the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the topic of the 2022 United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference (also known as COP27) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

She began her speech with the slogan ‘We Are Running Out of Time‘, under which the climate relay is currently running from Glasgow, Scotland (the host of last year’s COP26) to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, the host of COP27 in November. The MEP added that tackling climate change requires all individuals acting at all levels.

In her speech, Joveva warned that despite the Paris Agreement, we are not close to meeting the commitments we made and that countries need to make new commitments to reduce emissions and stick to those already made. She also said that the sheer number of natural disasters already experienced should have woken us from our slumber.

Joveva ended her speech with the thought that we should have realised by now that we are running out of time.

You can watch MEP Joveva’s speech here.

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