Energy, the UN calls for a greater commitment to the transition to renewable sources, definitively abandoning fossil fuels.
To fight i climate changes and the environmental challenges facing man, it is necessary to accelerate the transition of energy from fossil sources to what renewable. This is what António Guterres, Secretary General of theHIM-HER-IT, during the round table on Clean Power Transition for COP26.
The elimination of fossil fuels will be the way forward to reach the zero emissions goal by 2050. An effort that will be necessary all over the world, both in industrialized and emerging countries, as Guterres specified.
Energy and renewable sources
Renewable sources represent the main way to reach the goal zero emissions by 2050, to be understood as CO2 production and other pollutants fully compensated by man, for example through reforestation. However, this goal cannot be achieved by continuing to exploit fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, as they are highly polluting.
All nations must set credible mid-term goals and plans that are aligned with this goal. To achieve net zero emissions in 2050, we need to push the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
These are the words of Guterres, who also underlined how renewable sources are also the key to one greater equity all over the world. Today, for example, 789 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live without access to energy, a fact that the UN Secretary describes as “an injustice and an impediment to sustainable development”.
For this reason, Guterres asked developed nations for a “strong commitment“Towards the abandonment of polluting fuels, also requested compliance with the agreements for the 100 billion dollar fund wanted by the UN for the development of the poorest countries.
Finally, the Secretary recalled how the huge sums released by the various world states, to face the economic revival during the pandemic, do not see “sustainable investments as a priority“. On the other hand, it is necessary that the nations immediately reach at least 6% less fossil sources every year, investing precisely in renewables, transition programs, economic diversification plans, green bond and sustainable tools.
*The article has been translated based on the content of GreenStyle by www.greenstyle.it. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!