April 22, 2024

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The Glasgow Climate Summit (COP26) enters a crucial week for the planet

The Glasgow Climate Summit (COP26) enters a crucial week for the planet

They also discussed the contributions of millions of dollars that rich countries and the private sector will make to the so-called Climate Fund, which is designed to help poor countries deal with and mitigate the effects of climate change.

Although for many the promises made so far represented a step forward, environmentalists were left unimpressed and remained on the streets of Glasgow to demand that world leaders move from words to deeds.

The leading voice in demanding urgent action is led by a large-scale international youth movement, and one of the most prominent figures in the media’s point of view is Swedish student Greta Thunberg.

Be an icon in the fight to protect the planet Since she began protesting every Friday in front of her country’s parliament years ago, Thunberg last Friday took to a podium in Glasgow after a march through the city, describing the event as a failure.

According to the activist, who said she has not been invited to discussions taking place on campus for events in Scotland, the climate summit is one of the most memorable yet, and a public relations stunt to wash up the image of the biggest polluters. from the planet.

There, he said, leaders are making wonderful speeches and announcing impressive commitments and goals, while behind the scenes governments of the world’s north are resisting drastic action to stop climate change.

The day before, more than 100,000 people joined the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice in Glasgow, which was celebrated in dozens of cities around the world.

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Aware of the pressures of public opinion, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged ministers and negotiators this week to reach the agreements and commitments needed to achieve the goals set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

COP26, due to expire on the 12th, is seen as one of the last opportunities for governments to implement measures aimed at limiting the planet’s temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius, and reducing carbon emissions to zero.

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