Tuesday, August 9

G20 agrees to set a 1.5 degree ceiling for global warming, prior to COP26

This agreement represents a victory over the failed negotiations in July during the meeting of the ministers of Energy and Environment of the G20, before the opposition of China and India.

The consensus arrives a few hours before the start of the COP26 Climate Summit which, as of this Monday, takes place in the city of Glasgow.

Scientists have long been warning that if gas emissions are not reduced between 40% and 70% by 2050 With a greenhouse effect so that global warming does not exceed 2 ° C, the Earth will enter dangerous terrain, the consequences of which are unknown.

In addition, and also according to diplomatic sources, the G20 countries would have also committed to provide $ 100 billion by 2025 a capital reserve to help poor and less polluting countries adapt to climate change and avoid its consequences, a figure that can be revised every year.

This is a historic claim of the least developed countries that was already approved during COP 21 in Paris in 2015. The question now will be to know how and how much money each country will put into this fund.

This same Sunday, the Prime Minister of Italy and host of the G20 summit in Rome, Mario Draghi, had described the fight against climate change as “The challenge par excellence of our time” and a call for concerted public and private action for the Glasgow Conference.