British MPs approved the proposal to declare emergency in the area of environment and climate. Reported by the BBC.
This proposal, which demonstrates the will of the chamber on this matter, but legally does not oblige the government to act, was approved without a vote.
The leader of the labour party Jeremy Corbyn, who made the proposal in Parliament, said it was a “huge step forward”.
Environment Minister Michael Gove has acknowledged that climate “emergency”, but did not support the demands of the labour party about her ad.
The Declaration of emergency was a key demand, which was submitted to the government a group of environmental activists Extinction Rebellion, in the course of a series of protests in recent weeks.
Dozens of cities and towns across the UK have already announced an “extraordinary situation” in the field of climate change.
A common definition of what that means, does not exist, but many local districts say they want to be carbon neutral by 2030.
The labour party also urges the government to aim to achieve zero emissions by 2050, and Ministers to outline the urgent proposals for the restoration of the natural environment of the UK and the creation of a “zero waste economy” in the next six months.
The Welsh and Scottish governments have already announced emergency climate situation, along with dozens of cities and towns, including Manchester and London.