Friday, January 28

Coldplay ‘spam’ Pedro Sánchez and other world leaders to ask them for a commitment to the climate

The famous rock group Coldplay has appealed on Twitter to several world leaders, including Pedro Sánchez, to ask for their support and commitment to climate goals for the next Climate Summit (COP26), which will take place in November in Glasgow (UK).

“The smaller economies are the most affected by #climate change. But funding for #climate adaptation by large economies is too low. Please lead the way at # COP26,” they wrote in the tweet on the that mention Sánchez.

Since the weekend the group has also addressed other leaders such as those of Indonesia, Norway, France, the United States … In all the tweets the artists express the urgent need to face climate change on the part of the political authorities . “His leadership is key to moving forward towards # COP26 and his presidency of #UE,” they wrote on Saturday, quoting French President Emmanuel Macron.

“You can help make history this month by securing important legislation for America’s climate change goals. We need your leadership,” they told the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and the Senate Majority Leader. , Senator Chuck Schumer.

More money from rich countries

In this sense, the UN and the British Government also spoke on Monday during a meeting prior to COP26, demanding that rich countries make a greater economic effort in the fight against climate change. “Developed countries have to take the lead,” United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said at the time, after meeting privately with some 40 leaders from around the world to warn them that there is “a high risk of failure” at the climate summit. from Glasgow.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also appealed to the richest nations, especially insisting on the need for them to fulfill their commitment to provide $ 100 billion annually to finance climate action in developing countries.

That money, promised in the 2015 Paris Agreement, has not yet been realized, but both Guterres and Johnson were confident that it could materialize during COP26. “We are not there yet, but there have been hopeful statements about it. So it is an area where I hope we can make serious progress in Glasgow,” said the Portuguese diplomat after meeting with leaders.