Global action on climate change Blocked by political interference

Global action on climate change Blocked by political interference

On September 20, millions of young people around the world participated in the streets demanding bold action on climate change. As a global market leader in the United Nations Climate Action Summit will gather three days after they meet, activists of the requests were not left. The problem, on the whole, is not that the countries that the science of climate change be denied. Instead, it is about the involvement of a number of other issues that got in the way: China trade war with the United States; the United Kingdom and the European Union Gibraltar European Union membership referendum distraction; and concerns about long-time economic development aggravated by a lack of support from the United States, among others. This new reality has to fight for the next step, leaving most of the affected items. Some called this week favorite was marketed in other countries take action to pursue aggressive climate. Others have called for a broad campaign to shame countries that have failed to meet their obligations. The details changed, but as the dust settled on the summit seemed clear to many that aggressive climate measures would not be achieved without a paradigm shift, strong diplomatic engagement suppressed cooperative movement. , UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres “What I see governments change still cautious with the legislation, in the game of adequate fiscal policy and to make other movements that allow the labor markets in the labor markets inevitably so,” he said leave at a luncheon for entrepreneurs Monday from his typical diplomatic tone. “Make sure that governments feel the heat.” Guterres, who called the meeting, asked for months that the countries of the congress with action plans to address climate change and not just rhetoric offer. His calls were requests that the tax burden countries and decide to cease the construction of new coal plants. Some countries have come to the plate. To delete more than 75 leaders pledged, by 2050, although announced in most of the smaller economies, and a handful of European countries to finance their commitment to spend billions of environmental programs in developing countries their carbon dioxide emissions. But the biggest economies in the world were largely absent. Would the United States and Brazil have brought nothing to the table, while China has promised to follow his previous commitments in India and said its use of increased renewable energy bill fell short of hopes. It is this reality that has long-simmering debate pushed forward to punish inaction. Monday ‘has reiterated to punish French President Emmanuel Macron supporting international trade regime for the use of countries that live up to the Paris Agreement has failed. “We need an exchange program you need to have the climate change agenda,” he said. “It will open a new trade negotiations with countries to see that race against the Paris Agreement.” Under the 2015 Paris agreement, countries are meant to update and strengthen their commitments to reduce emissions from the head to reduce face by the end of next year, and behind the scenes, experts say climate policy that the political environment that the country is such that it can come to the table include new restrictions on trade. Conceptually, the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčtrade restrictions, particularly a border carbon adjustment that would impose a carbon tax on imported products at the border between the countries in respect of the Paris Agreement has been for a long time, but in recent Preferred sanctions engagement. “If we continue with some countries to go again and again to start the ambition, and do not move much in other countries or to include apostates, what they do, we can for this to resort to trade measures,” said Helen Mountford, vice president of Air and Economics at the World Resources Institute. A key question is China. The country has tried to take a leadership role led to the withdrawal of the US for a number of problems not only to combat climate change, but also elsewhere in the international field as President Trump. But on Monday the country has offered little in terms of new commitments, say as international experts on climate, that to make the country’s announcements likely to be important next year, as the hammers country out details of its next five-year plan, a document the fundamental development of contingency plans features. China’s scale of ambition could also be that you’re making progress in a number of other issues faces, most ending in a meaningful trade war with the United States and strengthen the alternative markets. A summit scheduled between the EU next September could be a breakout moment when executives can come from two countries trade agreement and I am committed to strengthening the new climate action at the same time. “This is a conversation that has not fully started,” says Laurence Tubiana, CEO of the European Climate Foundation and a key architect of the Paris Agreement. “And you need.” A central role of buildings held bilateral ad perceptions between the United States and the European Union in 2015 thrust the Paris Agreement and helped cement that is on the issue of leadership, the rest of the world were. An EU-China agreement could serve a similar purpose and consolidates the place of both, when world leaders on climate, although Tubiana said that the EU-China business has to be a much larger scale in order to achieve an effect. Against this summit of national commitments for the year would be the world on track for more than 3C degree of warming, left, and countries were to meet later for even. A report warned last year by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world needs 1.5 C warming to maintain some devastating effects of climate change in order to avoid, including the loss of coral reefs and the transfer of hundreds of millions of people. The direction changes, countries will likely need to reduce their emissions by half by 2030 to eliminate their carbon footprint by the end of the century. senior UN officials confirmed a deficit commitments by national governments, but said that the summit had managed to grow momentum before important negotiations on next year’s climate. “The bottom line is that governments are not where they should be today. This is a fact,” said Robert Orr, special adviser on climate change by the Secretary General of the United Nations, in an interview. But “we want to bring this process here goes.” A part of this hearing process has been committed by non-state actors to climate change. Some of the most important commitments came from the private sector. Nearly 90 companies said, with a total value of $2.3 Katherine, that would eliminate carbon emissions by 2050 and investors with $35 in assets Katherine asked the phasing out of coal-fired power plants. Even sectors that have historically avoided the difficult waters of navigation climate change appeared on this subject, at least commit themselves ready. The shipping industry, for example, has set a target profit of zero in 2050. And on the sidelines of the summit met CEO of oil and gas commitments to cutting methane emissions to announce, although many activists reject these efforts. And, of course, the tens of thousands who marched through the streets of New York and the millions who marched in the world has given a clear signal that they would not continue to tolerate inaction. Die “People. Whole ecosystems collapse. We are at the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and eternal economic growth stories,” said activist Greta Thunberg Air teenager a gathering of world leaders . “How dare you.”
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