Glasgow's Scottish Events Campus (SEC) has formally become United Nations territory for the duration of the global conference.
Juan Pablo Osornio, of Greenpeace International, explained “Glasgow is essentially about who the world belongs to and who we are as human beings”
He added, “Long-term pledges are not worth the paper they are written on, unless they are anchored on national policy, backed by enforcement, and motivated on action: on coal plants being shut down and wind farms being open; on no more internal combustion engine cars on the street, replaced with a safe, comfortable, fast and carbon free transportation system; and on abundant, lush and diverse ecosystems all over the world.”
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres predicted a “catastrophic global temperature” and has said that “ We are still on track for climate catastrophe even with the last announcements that were made.“ He pointed out that “We know that humanity’s future depends on keeping global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2030. And we also know that, so far, parties to the Paris Agreement are utterly failing to keep this target within reach.”
COP26: the Heat is On, But Climate Leadership is Off, Warns UN Report | Inter Press Service (ipsnews.net)
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