Austrian parliament declares ‘climate emergency’ four days from elections
Thursday, 26 September 2019
The Austrian parliament decided Wednesday to declare a “climate emergency”, making climate change a priority issue just four days from elections.
According to several surveys, issues related to the environment are a top concern of voters in Austria, a country of 8.8 million inhabitants.
This largely symbolic motion, already adopted by many other parliaments and cities around the world, was approved by parliament members from all sides — except for the Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ, far right).