UN Secretary General wants to introduce climate emergency
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called on world leaders to declare a climatic emergency in their countries. He announced this at an online summit on ambitious targets related to climate change.
Guterres noted that the commitments made by countries in the conclusion of the Paris Climate Agreement are not are executed. The concentration of carbon dioxide has reached an all-time high, he said.
The temperature on Earth today is 1.2 degrees warmer than it was before the Industrial Revolution. “If we do not change course, then in this century we may face a catastrophic warming of more than three degrees,” emphasized UN Secretary General.
“That is why today I call on all world leaders to declare in their countries are in a climate emergency until carbon neutrality is achieved, ”Gutteres explained.
Many countries have already declared a state of emergency
At least 38 countries, he said, have already taken this step, recognizing the urgency of the situation. “I urge everyone else to follow this example,” said the UN Secretary General. He also called on countries to charge a price for carbon pollution. And gradually stop funding the fossil energy sector by ending subsidies.
He also asked for the construction of new coal-fired power plants to stop, and to begin taxing carbon rather than revenues. And to shift the tax burden from taxpayers to polluters.
Guterres believes it is necessary to make disclosure of financial risks related to climate change mandatory. And incorporate the goal of achieving carbon neutrality in all economic and fiscal strategies and decisions. : ///
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