The UK is calling for urgent global action in response to a A report released Monday by the United Nations warns that the planet is warming more than expected.
This report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), He warns that climate change is already affecting all regions of the world and that without urgent action to reduce heat waves, torrential rain, drought and loss of Arctic sea ice, ice cover and permafrost will increase, while carbon sinks will be less effective. To slow the rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
In this regard, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson noted the importance of this report as a factual factor: “It is clear that the next decade will be crucial to ensuring the future of our planet. We know what needs to be done to curb global warming: leave coal in the past and switch to clean energy sources, protect nature and provide climate finance. Countries are on the front line.”
As extreme events suffer globally, the COP President, Alok Sharma announced that negotiations are underway with governments and companies to increase global climate ambition and take immediate measures to reduce global emissions by 50 percent in the next decade. and reach net zero emissions by mid-century.
“The science is clear, the effects of the climate crisis can be seen all over the world, and if we don’t act now, we will continue to see the worst impacts on life, livelihoods and natural habitats,” Sharma noted.
For her part, the UK’s international champion in adaptation and resilience to chair COP26, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, joins the call of Boris Johnson and Alok Sharma on the UN document: “In addition to the need to reduce emissions, this report sounds the alarm to help urgently vulnerable communities adapt and build resilience, both in developed and developing countries.”
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