“Ignite red signals”. Draft COP26 Final Declaration published

The draft Glasgow declaration calls on countries to “revisit and strengthen the 2030 targets in their determined national contributions, which is needed to align with the end-2022 temperature target of the Paris Agreement”.

It is draft, published early this Wednesday morning, also reminds the signatory countries of the Paris Agreement that may present more solid commitments, on responding to climate change and anytime. And, for the first time, it urges them to phase out funding for coal and fossil fuel exploration.

Diplomats from nearly two hundred countries represented in Glasgow will now negotiate, in the next few hours, a final version of the COP26 declaration – a summit that comes to an end next weekend.

If the countries represented in Glasgow maintain their current commitments until 2030, global warming will be 2.4 and not 1.5 degrees Celsius, above pre-industrial levels, according to the organization’s assessment. Climate Action Tracker. It is already known that, given the progress of work in recent days, countries like India will be little available to make an accelerated transition.

At the same time, poorer nations that are especially vulnerable to climate change have been calling for the 1.5-degree Celsius global warming limit to be respected. Something that scientists still consider close to calamity.

Countries are then urged to “accelerate the phasing out of subsidies for coal and fossil fuels”. In particular, the most developed countries are urged to “urgently increase” financial support to developing nations in the field of climate protection.
“Turn on all red lights”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who returns this Wednesday to the work of COP26, considers it necessary that countries “light up all the red lights”, in an attempt to limit the Earth’s warming.

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There are six pages of the draft final declaration, which focus on the principle of adaptation and financing – the latter has been one of the hot spots for work on Scottish soil, as the least developed countries hold the powers accountable for their scant contributions to climate protection..

It should be noted that an average rise in global temperature of just two degrees Celsius could translate into billions of people affected by fatal waves of heat and humidity
, according to UK Meteorological Office.

Before returning to the summit work, Boris Johnson, whose first intervention was the target of criticism for excessive enthusiasm, said that “the negotiating teams are fulfilling the toughest meters in these final days of COP26, in order to turn promises into action on climate change”.

the edition online The BBC said that Johnson himself will meet with ministers and negotiators to inquire about possible progress.

“This is bigger than any country in particular and it is time for nations to put aside their differences and join together for the benefit of our planet and our peoples”, stressed the head of the British Executive, to add: “We need to turn on all the red lights if we want to keep 1.5 degrees Celsius within reach”.
What has already been achieved in Glasgow?
The summit will continue, until the very last moment, to negotiate an agreement that can receive the seals of 197 countries. However, in the last week, some lateral agreements were reached.

More than a hundred leaders have pledged to end and even reverse deforestation by 2030, including Brazil.

The United States and the European Union announced the formation of a partnership with global reach to reduce methane – greenhouse gas – emissions by 2030.

Finally, more than 40 countries have pledged to put aside coal as an energy source. However, the biggest users of this fuel, such as China and the United States, took a stand on the sidelines of this understanding..

This Wednesday is “Transport Day” at COP26.

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“Ignite red signals”. Draft COP26 Final Declaration published

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