UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid Didn't Live up to Its Expectations

UN Climate Change  Conference in Madrid Didn't Live up to Its Expectations

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The UN climate change conference held in Madrid in mid-December did not meet its expectations. Although the talks lasted nearly two days, longer than planned, the Conference participants eventually adopted a document that did not contain specific arrangements and commitments.

Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General: "I am disappointed with the results of COP25. The international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation and finance to tackle the climate crisis." To achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement, it is necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent by 2030, and by the middle of the century to reduce carbon emissions by not exceeding the amount of CO2 that nature consumes. They are still only growing, and are projected to grow by 3-4 degrees, which could mean that the planet will become useless for human life.

Photo Credit: UN Official Website

December 17, 2019 at 16:10