CLIMATE EVOLUTION SINCE COP21

Since 1995, 200 countries meet for a yearly summtcalled the Conference Of Parties (COP). The goal is to discuss the progress of global warming and find solution to reduce it and eventually, put an end to it. What is the situation for COP 26?

This year, the COP 26 will take place in Glasgow, Scotland and it seems like any significant positive change from previous COP summits is not to be expected. in fact, based on an online article from the WWF website, the main objective for COP21 was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the increase in average global surface temperature between 1.5°C and 2°C by 2100.

reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the increase in average global surface temperature

https://www.wwf.fr/champs-daction/climat-energie/dereglement-climatique/cop

Well, the plan seems to have miserably failed. Nor scientific studies, nor public awareness was enough to see an improvement. On the contrary, according to yet again the same article from WWF, the very ambitious actions intended by the participating countries may very well lead to a 16% increase in gas emissions by 2030 and a warming of 2.7°C in 2100.

a 16% increase in gas emissions by 2030.

Instead of making decisions that endanger the planet, States should be focusing on finding solutions that are actually going to have a real impact on climate. Many solutions like waste sorting or recycling are implamented but there should be more done. In their article, the WWF rightfully question the fact that instead of funding economic nature-friendly activities that can create jobs, there are 500 billions injected in public projects that harmful to biodiversity.

500 billions injected in public projects that harmful to biodiversity.

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