At the UN COP-26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the British hosts proposed that all countries raise their ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by next year in a draft political decision to be negotiated during the next three days. The resolution also underscores the concerns of climate experts and activists that there is a large gap between current commitments and rapid emissions cuts.
Overcoming it is essential for the world to recover from a full-blown climate crisis. The United Nations released the first draft on Wednesday morning calling for a commitment to strengthen the Earth’s temperature targets in accordance with the Paris Agreement by the end of 2030. This draft states that we have to reduce emissions by 45 percent. by 2030 compared to 2010.
Accepted failure of aid to poor countries
According to the draft, the world’s countries should phase out coal and accelerate fossil fuel subsidies. However, there is no clear reference to the end of the use of oil and gas in this. The draft also regretfully acknowledges that rich countries have not followed through on their commitment to provide $ 100 billion in financial aid each year by 2020 to help poor countries affected by climate change.
Failure to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement is disastrous
The world is on track to have a 2.4 ° C increase in temperature from pre-industrial times to the end of this century. This is a far cry from the 1.5 ° C limit set by the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. In this dialogue, while highlighting the challenge of meeting climate targets, concern was expressed and warned about global warming . Failure to achieve the goals of the Paris Accords was said to be very disastrous.
Johnson calls on all countries to remove obstacles
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returned to the Glasgow climate summit on Wednesday and called on all countries to “break down all barriers” as soon as the first draft of the agreement is published. This draft has been called “Cover Decision”. Negotiators hope this will lead to the conclusion of the COP26 negotiations and encourage developed countries to help developing countries.
After the release of the draft, Johnson said: “If we want to limit the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius, then all obstacles must be removed.” The negotiating team is working hard in the final days of COP-26 to deliver on all promises of action on climate change, he said.
A United Nations Environment Program office to be established in India
Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav said in Glasgow on Wednesday that India and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) have reached an agreement to establish the agency’s national office in the country. Yadav represents India at the 26th Climate Summit being held in Glasgow. He congratulated Andersen, the Executive Director of UNEP in India, on this agreement. Earlier, Yadav also met with UNCCD Executive Secretary Ibrahim Thiaw to exchange views on land restoration.
The BASIC group of ministers met
The ministers of Brazil, South Africa, India and China, representing the BASIC Group, met at COP26 in Glasgow on Wednesday. The meeting was chaired by India’s Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Bhupendra Yadav.
In a joint statement, the ministers of Brazil, South Africa, India and China, representing the BASIC group, said that they and other developing countries have taken the first steps on climate change and “hope that developed countries will show leadership and efforts. “. Progress.