Climate disaster is still knocking on the door

“Climate catastrophe is still knocking on the door,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned after a deal was reached Saturday at COP26 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

The global climate conference has resulted in “welcome steps forward, but that is not enough,” the UN Secretary-General, who left Glasgow and was on his way to New York, said in a statement. York.

Citing the goals “which we did not achieve at this conference”, he mainly mentions “the end of fossil fuel subsidies, the exit from coal, the setting of a price for coal” and financial assistance to the poorest countries.

“The texts adopted are a compromise. They reflect the interests, the situation, the contradictions and the phase in which the political will is in the world today (…) Unfortunately, the collective political will was not enough to overcome deep contradictions.” reports.

“It’s time to move to ’emergency’ mode,” he said, adding that the current commitments on emissions reductions did not meet the Paris agreement’s goal of limiting temperatures to “well below” 2 degrees Celsius. with the pre-industrial era, and even below the ‘ideal’ target of 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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