The United Nations climate summit began today in Scotland, an event that can be considered the “last, best hope” to save the planet from the effects of climate change. Organizers at the giant conference say that we must stick to our target to hold global warming to 1.5 C. Despite the previous 25 UN Summits aimed towards greenhouse gas emissions, the world kept increasingly producing it.
The COP, which stands for the Conference of Parties, was adopted in the early 1990s to meet each year and discuss global decisions. Russia and China, the two leaders of the world’s biggest polluters, stayed to await the event. The world’s richest nations were supposed to gather $100-billion US to help poorer nations transition to produce fewer greenhouses.
Alex Scott, a climate diplomacy leader at E3G Consultancy, an energy think-tank said “I think the big opportunity we have at this COP26 is in getting a ‘eureka’ moment around countries coming back with more ambition for the 2020s, right now…, we definitely see from this COP26 a series of deals on moving faster in key sectors.”
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