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Opposition pressures UK govt to act on climate change


LONDON: British opposition leaders are pressuring the government to behave on climate alternate after weeks of protests put the problem on the heart of political debate.


Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday declared a "climate emergency" all the way through her party's convention in Edinburgh, pronouncing she have been inspired by younger activists. Sturgeon says "Scotland will lead by example."


Earlier, the primary opposition Labour Party said it would introduce a motion this week to force Parliament to declare an environmental emergency. Such a declaration was a demand of the Extinction Rebellion activists who paralyzed parts of London this month.


Labour's policy is for Britain to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, when put next with Extinction Rebellion's 2025 closing date. Scotland's Green Party has criticized Sturgeon's govt for shifting too slowly on climate alternate.




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