UK acknowledges “differences” on climate targets ahead of COP26
COP26 President, Alok Sharma acknowledged today that there “remains a gap” between countries in aspects such as the rate of emission reduction between now and 2050 and the abandonment of coal as an energy source, with less than a hundred days of hold. Time later at the United Nations Climate Summit in the UK.
British politicians appear before the press to prepare for a meeting with heads of state and government at the end of a meeting in London with Mexican Patricia Espinosa, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It will take place from 31 October to 12 November in the city of Glasgow, Scotland.
Both pointed out that the two-day meeting was attended by ministers from 51 countries, such as the Spanish Teresa Ribera and her allies from China or the United States. “Very productive”, although Sharma cautioned that there are still discrepancies and Espinosa said “many duties have to be performed” for the success of COP26.
Both highlighted as the main progress of the London programme, which was conducted in person and, virtually, there was a general consensus that “A package of specific measures must be agreed to reach the objective of limiting global warming to 1.5ºC”.
Abandonment of coal as a priority
Sharma expressed his “disappointment” that the G20 could not agree last week, mainly due to protests from China and India, “a message to give up coal”, an important step towards achieving the 1.5ºC milestone. And that will determine the outcome of the Scottish summit.
“We want coal to be brought back to history at COP26””, said the conservative, who stressed that “agreeing on a transition to green energy is essential if the goals signed in the 2015 Paris Agreement on tackling climate change are to be met.”
Espinosa said that, within the July 31 deadline, only 97 “nationally determined contributions” (NDCs) have been received, reflecting each country’s efforts to reduce national emissions and adapt to the effects of climate change. Huh.
The UN representative explained that they are working with various states to present their commitments to reduce CO2 emissions as soon as possible or to “review” their status if they are deemed inadequate.
More financing for developing countriesFI
In the positive resolutions of the London meeting, Sharma noted that Germany and Canada would develop a plan to facilitate the achievement of the objective achieved in 2009 that developed countries – historically more polluting – generate at least $100,000 million annually. contribute so that developing countries can adapt to the effects of climate change, they may suffer disproportionately, although they pollute very little.
“I hope we can bring confidence to developing countries”, Sharma said in a press conference.
In addition to mobilizing climate finance and raising resources to adapt to the effects of global warming, another issue addressed in London was finalizing the rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement, in particular with regard to Article 6, which seeks to regulate carbon markets. Establishes operation.
In this sense, Sharma admitted that “there was no consensus” but that he “moved on”.
Participating in the London meeting are, in addition to the above, countries, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba and Peru as well as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Egypt, Indonesia , Kenya, Morocco or the European Union (EU). e everday
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