Global warning: “We only have two years left to save the planet”

2024-04-14 2024-04-14T08:03:32Z
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Weather of Arabia - The United Nations climate official explained that the opportunity still exists to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through a new generation of climate plans, but we need those strong plans now.

“We only have two years left to save the planet.”

Governments, business leaders and development banks have only two years to take action to avert the worst effects of climate change, Simon Steele, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said on Wednesday.

During his speech, Steele warned of the decline in politicians' interest in global warming.

Scientists point out that it is extremely important to halve harmful climate gas emissions by 2030, in order to stop temperatures from rising by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, which could lead to exacerbation of extreme weather phenomena.

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However, global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions have risen to unprecedented levels over the past year. Despite current commitments to combat climate change, it is expected that the goal of reducing global emissions by 2030 will be achieved only with great difficulty.

Steele stressed that the next two years are "essential to save our planet."

He added: "Despite the challenges, we still have an opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by adopting a new generation of national climate plans. But we need those stronger plans now."

Speaking at an event at Chatham House in London, Steele pointed out that the G20 countries bear a shared responsibility for 80% of the world’s emissions, and therefore they urgently need to intensify their efforts.

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He called for collecting more climate finance by alleviating the debt burden and providing low-interest financing to poor countries, and finding new sources of international financing, such as imposing a tax on shipping emissions, in addition to undertaking reforms to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

This year, Steele repeatedly warned of a "decline" in government interest in climate action.

Source: websites

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