EU states appeal to other countries before the world climate conference

The COP26 participating states are called upon to set ambitious national targets in the fight against global warming.

The heads of state and government of the EU states have shortly before the start of the World Climate Conference in Glasgow jointly called for more engagement in the fight against global warming. All participating states of COP26 are called upon to present and implement ambitious national goals and strategies, according to a statement published on Friday night at the Brussels summit.

In particular, large economies that have not yet done so should submit improved and ambitious nationally defined contributions before the conference and present long-term strategies so that the goal of climate neutrality can be achieved by 2050.

In addition, the heads of state and government called on other industrialized countries to provide more financial aid for climate protection in poorer countries. Agreements actually envisage raising a total of 100 billion US dollars annually up to and including 2025. In 2019, however, only around $ 79.6 billion were raised.

COP26, which begins on October 31, is an important milestone in order to keep the goal of global warming of a maximum of 1.5 degrees within the realms of possibility. According to the United Nations, the current goals of the states are still far from sufficient to comply with the Paris Agreement and prevent the catastrophic consequences of climate change.

The European Union is seen as a pioneer in climate protection. It has already committed itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 percent below the 1990 level by 2030. There are also concrete plans for the implementation of the goal.



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