All these natural disasters affect the life of New Zealanders, the development of basic industries, health care, and access to water resources. The initiative to introduce an emergency due to the weather was supported by parliamentarians on Wednesday. Thus, the country joined another 32 developed countries of the world, which officially recognized the threat from weather changes, writes The Guardian.
Earlier, similar decisions were made in the European Parliament, Interfax wrote. Last week, MEPs passed a resolution declaring a climate and environmental emergency. This means the allocation of additional funding (twice the current level), due to which we intend to curb climate warming no higher than 1.5 ° C of pre-industrial levels. According to the resolution, European countries also plan to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by half by 2030. This will help achieve carbon neutrality in another 20 years.