The Premierboris Johnson, by Paso by New York to promote COP26 of Glasgow at the start of the UN General Assembly, has recognized the British media that he himself was a skeptic of climate change. Johnson came out in defense of his new international trade secretary, Ann-Marie Trevelyan, who came to attack "against apocalyptic and fanatics" of the climate and openly secured that "global warming is not happening," in a series of controversial messages in Twitter
"I do not want to encourage you to do it, but if you dig in my articles 20 years ago you can find comments on climate change that did not endorse our current struggle," Johnson confessed. "But the facts change, and people change their mind and seem, and that is also very important."
"The fact is that the United Kingdom is now leading the world and you must be proud of it," concluded the conservative leader, while journalists pulled files ...
"The world will see us, people will remember and history will judge ourselves," Johnson warned in the climate conclave during the UN General Assembly. "COP26 will be the scenario under global reflectors. And when the Summit ends, when the majority of the MJDO has been cop-issued to the decisive action to change the tables, it will be very clear to who of us lacking the value to give Step to the front ".
"They are the biggest economies of the world that are causing the problem, while the smallest are suffering the consequences," added the "Premier". "And although progress advances around the world, the pothole among which has been promised and what is being done, and what really needs to be done, is still huge."
In 2015, in the anteroom of the Brexit referendum, Johnson also unmarked by saying that global leaders were acting before climate change moved "by a primitive fear that heating is caused by human activity, when that fear - so That I understand about science - it has no basis. "
Six years later, in the skin of the prime minister of the host country is considered as the definitive summit of climate change, Johnson has before him the arduous task of convincing rich countries to provide the 100,000 million dollars needed (85,000 million of euros) to finance the mitigation and adaptation of vulnerable countries.
The Premier recognized that there is 60% chance that this agreement will be fruitful at the Glasgow Summit next November, but admitted that "it will be hard work". Johnson, wrapped by the president of the COP26 Alok Sharma, held as soon as he arrived at New York a first round of meetings with representatives of vulnerable countries and trusts announcing the initial commitments of financing at the end of the week.
"My message to the leaders will be that we have a small window to try to comply with the commitments before COP26," he said. "Future generations will judge us for what we are able to do in the coming months. We need to defend the need for a sustainable recovery from the coronavirus based on green growth. And we have the responsibility that the benefits of that growth reach all the People, no matter where Nazcan ".
Johnson met on Monday with the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, who warned last week that COP26 faces the "risk of fiasco due to lack of trust between the North and the South, among developed countries and the developing countries".
The other great incognte that pendes on COP26 is the presence in Glasgow of Chinese President Xi Jinging, not yet confirmed, representing the leading country in CO2 emissions. The international stretcher raised by the creation of the Aukus military alliance - among the United States, United Kingdom and Australia - has placed Beijing and has created an air of distrust in the European Union that can have an impact on climate negotiations.Updated Date: 21 September 2021, 17:02