UN News has compiled a list of seven important climate action-related highlights you should know.
1. Billions have been planned for pure energy
During the UN High-Level Energy Dialogue, the government and the private sector pledged more than ০০ 00 billion in funding, the first leader-level meeting on energy in 400 years under the auspices of the UN General Assembly.
More than 35 countries, from island states to major emerging and industrialized economies, Promised new energy Energy in compact form.
For example, There is no new coal compact Includes Sri Lanka, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, United Kingdom and Montenegro.
Allied countries have pledged to immediately issue new permits for coal-fired power generation projects by the end of 2021 and to halt new construction of coal-fired power plants.
Several new partnership initiatives were announced during the event, with the goal of providing and improving reliable power supply to more than one billion people.
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2. The United States and China have increased climate action
The two largest economies in the world are committed to more ambitious climate measures in the General Assembly’s high-level week.
U.S. President Jose Biden announced that his country would increase its international climate financing to about .4 11.4 billion a year.
Meanwhile, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he will cut off all funding for coal-fired power plants abroad and redirect aid to green and low-carbon power generation.
Although the announcement was most welcomed, it was flagged off by the UN Secretary-General There is still a long way to goTo ensure the success of the United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow which ensures “a turning point in our concerted efforts to address the climate crisis”.
3. Africa Climate Week encourages regional activities
People across Africa met for virtually a few days to spotlight climate activity, explore possibilities and showcase ambitious solutions.
With more than 1,600 participants actively participating in the virtual gathering, Uganda’s host government has brought together governments at all levels in the region, along with private sector leaders, academic experts and other key partners.
Janet Rogan, COP26 Regional Ambassador for Africa and the Middle East, said the meeting has enabled many partners to build new partnerships and strengthen existing ones.
“Only by working together can we help realize the ambitions of the Paris Agreement, while being aware of the unique opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in this region,” he said.
The UN agencies involved were:
- The World Bank has tested an economy-wide approach to sustainable, green recovery
- The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has explored how both climate risk and climate solutions are reshaping various sectors.
- The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has reconsidered the future and focused on behavior, technology and financing.
- The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) released for the first time shares of Africa’s forests and landscapes, revealing that up to 65 percent of productive land is degraded, while deserts affect 45 percent of Africa’s land.
Africa has made little contribution to climate change, making up a small portion of global emissions. However, It may already be the most risky region in the world Droughts, floods, and destructive locust attacks, among other effects.
4. The COP host, the UK, told countries to ‘secure money’
At the start of the General Assembly, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson called an emergency meeting to take further steps on climate finance and other measures ahead of UN COP26.
World leaders address gaps in the necessary activities from national government, particularly G20 industrialized energy, mitigation, financing and adaptation.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom has warned that if the richest countries in the history of the world fail to deliver on their promises of annual climate assistance before “COP26”, “history will judge”. He had the potential to secure money in “six out of 10” before November.
Mr Johnson also assured that his country would “lead by example, put the environment on a global agenda and act as a launchpad to the global green industrial revolution.” But the warning is: “No country can turn the tide, it would be tantamount to bailing a liner with a single bucket.”
5. World leaders are committed to reforming global food systems
The food system, like one-third of greenhouse gas emissions, damages up to 80 percent of biodiversity and uses up to 70 percent of freshwater reserves.
However, sustainable food production systems should be recognized as an essential solution to these existing challenges.
On 23 September, the first summit of the United Nations Food System called on our leaders to take national and regional steps to change the way we produce, consume and process food.
According to the latest IPCC report, which has raised a “code red” for human-powered global heating, the US administration, one of the world’s leading agricultural producers, It has pledged ১০ 10 billion over five years to tackle climate change And help them feed the weakest without depleting natural resources.
More than 855 heads of state from around the world made other commitments at the summit convened by the UN Secretary-General in 2019 to accelerate global progress by taking advantage of the interconnectedness of the food system.
Many countries have announced national initiatives to ensure that their food systems meet not only the nutritional needs of their populations, but also to ensure climate change, biodiversity and living standards for all. Business and civil society organizations have also made important commitments.
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6. No more ‘blah, blah, blah’
About 15 activists aged 15 to 2 aged 1 met in Milan, Italy a few days ago to reconsider their call for climate action. In the weeks leading up to COP26, they highlight youth leadership and move toward a more climate-conscious society.
Greater Thanberg was among the speakers at the Youth4Climate event hosted by Italy and the World Bank Group, including Ugandan environmentalist Vanessa Nakate.
“Build better. Blah, blah, blah. Green economy. Blah blah blah. Net-zero by 2050. Blah, blah, blah. All this we have heard from our so-called leaders. Words that sound great but haven’t worked yet. Our hopes and ambitions sink into their empty promises, ”Thunberg said.
“It’s no longer an empty conference, it’s time to show us the money,” Naka added, referring to the বছরের 100 billion annual climate aid provided by wealthy economists, promising to help developing countries at risk of the effects of climate change.
“What do we want now? We want climate justice now,” shouted Thunberg, who has been known for inspiring a series of climate strikes by young people around the world since 2001.
Preparation The three-day meeting is finalized with a joint document to present at the discussion meeting during the COP26 event, pre-COP, and then the important conference.
UN chief Antonio Guterres thanked the youth for providing advance ideas and solutions to the UN climate conference.
“Young people are at the forefront of bringing about positive solutions, advocating for climate justice and holding leaders accountable. We need young people everywhere to raise your voice, ”he said in a video message.
7. Next Commitment to Visit: Pre-COP
Each UN Climate Conference (COP) is preceded by a preparatory meeting held about a month ago, called the Pre-COP. The meeting is the final formal, multilateral opportunity to detail the ministers’ talks ahead of a meeting in Glasgow in November.
This year, the event in Milan brings together the climate and energy ministers of an elected country to discuss and exchange views on some of the key political aspects of the talks and some key issues that will be addressed in COP26.
A United Nations report on climate change found that the nations were meeting a week later. If global warming is to be prevented outside the Paris Agreement’s 2C target, their climate efforts must be redoubled immediately. – Ideally 1.5C – towards the end of the century.
Topics discussed in Milan include:
- Reduce emissions so that the 1.5C target is within reach
- Provision of funds and assistance to enable developing countries to work on climate change
- Improvements to mitigate, mitigate and deal with damage and damage from climate extremes
- Establishing a global goal on adaptation to reduce vulnerabilities
- Technological improvements required for countries to report on their climate activities and the assistance required or received
- Develop detailed regulations for markets and non-market mechanisms, through which countries can cooperate in meeting their emissions reduction targets.
The conference started on September 30 and ended on October 2.