Spain seeks that the climate summit renews the objective of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees

  • Pedro Sánchez will participate on Monday in the opening of the event, which comes at a time when all the alarms have been triggered

Pedro Sanchez will travel next Monday to the Scottish city of Glasgow, where he will participate in the inauguration of the XXVI United Nations Conference on Climate Change. The two-week summit should have been held last year and was postponed due to the pandemic, And it comes at a time when all the alarms about the climate crisis have gone off.

According to a UN report published last Tuesday, the world should reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 55% during the next decade if you want to limit the increase in temperatures to between 1.5 and 2 degrees compared to pre-industrial revolution levels, a goal that the vast majority of countries set themselves in the Paris Agreement, signed in 2015. Otherwise, continue According to the report, if the reduction of these gases is limited to 7.5% until 2030, global warming could reach up to 2.7 degrees on average before the end of this century.

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Spain, as the director of the climate change office explained this Wednesday, Valvanera Ulargui, wants the appointment that begins next week to serve to make it clear that the commitments made in Paris continue being valid, underlining that “the 1.5 degree target remains a target within the international community & rdquor ;.

It will be in the first days of the summit, coinciding with the presence of Sánchez and most of the world leaders, when it will be verified if the countries have will to comply with the objectives set. “Spain comes with homework done & rdquor ;, said Ularqui, who underlined the government’s commitment to reduce emissions by 55% throughout the decade.

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