EU should commit to 65% emissions cut at COP27, head of European NGO coalition says
10 November 2022 | 5:41 am
As world powers prepare to begin crucial climate talks at the COP27 summit in Egypt, we speak to Chiara Martinelli, director of the Climate Action Network Europe, which describes itself as Europe's leading NGO coalition fighting dangerous climate change.
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