The chief of COP26 presses the world leaders to sign agreements in Glasgow: Do not come to make the photo

"Do not come to leave in the photo or ride a gathering," it has been the warning launched to the world leaders by the president of COP26, Alok Sharma, in a sp

The chief of COP26 presses the world leaders to sign agreements in Glasgow: Do not come to make the photo

"Do not come to leave in the photo or ride a gathering," it has been the warning launched to the world leaders by the president of COP26, Alok Sharma, in a speech at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Sharma has claimed for the November appointment in Glasgow the same spirit of "hope, fraternity and ambition" that allowed the historical agreement of climate change signed by 196 countries in French capital in 2015.

The task is especially arduous this time: it will not be enough for a declaration of intention "to maintain global warming well below 2 ° C and continuing efforts to limit it at 1.5 ° C", but will make commitments and plans concrete According to a recent UN analysis, the current trajectory is an increase in CO2 emissions from 16% by 2030, compared to the reduction of at least 45% claiming scientists to comply with the Paris Agreement.

The intervention of the President of the COP26 occurred hours before the International Energy Agency made its last and devastating report: the reduction of emissions for 2050 with the current commitments would be 40% globally, 60% below of the effort necessary to achieve carbon neutrality in the middle of the century.

"Temperatures have already increased at least 1.1 degrees above the pre-industrial era," Sharma warned. "The extreme climate is moving around the world, this summer we have seen the devastating floods in Europe and China, fires in North America, temperature records throughout the globe, which have qualified as the first famine caused by climate change in Madagascar".

"The world must fulfill the promises acquired in Paris," Sharma stressed. "The success or FIASCO of the COP26 is in the hands of the leaders. And the truth is that the world has not done enough, emissions continue to rise and the intergovernmental panel of climate change has warned that we are in" red alert "" .

Australia will come to Glasgow with the vitola of the climate "black sheep", in rigorous competition with Brazil and Mexico. The "Premier" Boris Johnson, who recently recognized that he was also in a time a "skeptic" of the climate, will have to convince his ally and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to move the tab and go beyond 26-28% reduction of emissions to which his country committed five years ago.

Australia has also resisted the commitment of "carbon neutrality" by 2050. "When we assume the Presidency of COP26, less than 30% of the global economy had set this goal," Recorded Alok Sharma in Paris. "Now the figure is 75%, and countries such as Turkey and the United Arab Emirates - the first country in the area of the Persian Gulf - have declared the" zero net emissions "as a goal in the middle of the century."

China advanced its intention to reach that point "before 2060", but it still has to update its plans, as well as India or Saudi Arabia. It is expected that the United States will assume a large part of the leadership in the final stretch towards Glasgow, with the special envoy of Climate John Kerry urging G20 leaders to "sharpen their pencils" the countdown towards a summit postponed by the pandemic and marked in advance for discrete expectations.

Even so, Alok Sharma Vaticino that developed countries will arrive at the expected $ 100 billion financing agreement for vulnerable countries, probably before the start of the Summit. The President of COP26 also anticipated an impetus to the coalition of action for adaptation, launched last January.

"Each country has to take a step forward, and we are going to make sure of all the voices are heard and that small countries can sit face with the big ones," said Alok Sharma, who guaranteed equality of representation despite the restrictions on the Covid .

Sharma has recently admitted his sympathy for Greta Thunberg for his recent Arenga - "Bla, Bla, Bla" - against demagogue and the lack of action of world leaders. Thunberg, who a few weeks ago, it questioned her assistance to COP26, has now been open to an encounter with President Joe Biden in Glasgow, "although I do not expect her to serve a lot."

Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 00:12

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