'1.5 degrees should be Paris target'

Gian Luca Galletti wants agreement at climate change conference

(ANSA) - Rome, December 2 - World leaders meeting at the UN climate change conference should agree to keep global warming at 1.5 degrees, Italy's minister for the environment said Wednesday.
    "We are asking for there to be an agreement of at least 1.5 degrees," said Gian Luca Galletti, speaking in the Senate at the conference in Paris. "[This] can become the real target, indeed I believe it should become the real target." The objective to keep global warming below 2 degrees, which has already been agreed upon, "is not sufficient", he said.
    "Paris will be draw a line between old and new economies," he said. "The principal objective today is to respect the environment, which will require careful industrial policies." The agreement "will no longer be an economic constraint but a great opportunity, because every country is heading in that direction"," he said.
    "From Paris, there's no going back."

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