COP26: UN Climate Conference

COP26 stands for the 26th Conference Of the Parties. The ultimate aim of these UN conferences is to prevent “dangerous” human interference with the climate system. Enforce climate mitigation strategies among the world, starting with the most developed countries first which will lead other countries to follow.

The aim is to finish the rulebook that was not finished during the COP25 summit even though it overran 44 hours after the scheduled end. This year’s delegates will be more prepared and motivated in putting into place strategies to solve the current climate emergency.

After the recent COP25 UN climate conference in Madrid, which ended with a very poor result, this years COP26 has already been scheduled. Fortunately for ourselves Britain is hosting this years UN climate talk and it will be in Glasgow, Scotland in November. More than 30,000 people are expected to visit the city in November 2020 for this particular event.

Claire Perry O’Neil has been sacked from the UN president role which suggests the governments motivation to get this right, reportedly she wasn’t taking the matter as seriously as she should have been.

Glasgow, Scotland many years ago was the world-class centre of ship building, trade and industrial production which will have had a huge impact on the contribution to the layer of greenhouse gases. Hosting this UN climate conference in this particular place will send a message to the rest of the world stating that all cities can and should reinvent themselves.

Pressure is on, as during the COP26 summit Glasgow will have to show the world their research and innovation that’s going to help them reach net-zero emissions of all greenhouse gases by 2045. This proves 2020 is going to be a very important year for Britain in addressing the current climate emergency, pledges updated and put into action.

COP26 is extremely important and here’s why:

  • All countries were asked to submit their new long-term goals at the beginning of 2020, which gives us almost a year to determine whether they have been put into practise.
  • The ‘rulebook’ will have to be finished this year as it wasn’t during COP25 which upset many people including Antonio Guterres.
  • Severe climate emergencies such as the Australian ‘mega fires’ this year, have startled many people across the world. Encouraging them to address the situation rather than be in denial or ignore what is happening globally.
  • After COP26, the implantation of the 2015 Paris Agreement will be the key driver of international climate action.

Climate mitigation will be achieved by stopping the burning of fossil fuels as a source of energy, due to the large-scale negative impacts on both the planet and human health. Instead using renewable energy which is clean, cheaper and sustainable. Swapping petrol and diesel cars for electric cars installing car port charges in as many places possible. Planting a large number of trees and many other strategies to improve the efficiency of the country.

Scientists say that it is very important that we hold global heating to no more than 2 degrees Celsius and preferably 1.5 degrees Celsius. This is the limit of safety according to ‘The Paris Accord of 2015’ before global heating will cause extreme weather events across the world and rising sea levels. This is already occurring and the effects of burning fossil fuels have proven to be life threatening.

It is vital that everyone does their part in tackling the climate crisis and it is most important now than ever before. Solar energy is a great opportunity for homeowners to reduce their carbon footprint meanwhile saving large amounts of money on their energy bills.

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