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Post by Seva Lamberdar Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:15 am

Global summit (COP26) in Glasgow against climate change (courtesy: NDTV News and Video) Fp9b7hco_pm-modi-at-cop26-twitter-650_650x400_01_November_21

UK PM Boris Johnson has said the summit will be the "world's moment of truth" and has urged world leaders to make the most of it.

"The question everyone is asking is whether we seize this moment or let it slip away," he said, ahead of the two-week conference  (Oct. 31 - Nov. 12, 2021).

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pm-modi-to-present-indias-climate-action-agenda-at-cop26-2595827
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Post by Seva Lamberdar Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:41 am

A huge positive step in reversing quickly the rapidly deteriorating climate globally, by keeping alive and in good health the forests and trees:

"At COP26, over 100 countries pledge to end deforestation (by yr. 2030)," The Washington Post (Nov. 2, 2021), https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-cop26-over-100-countries-pledge-to-end-deforestation/2021/11/02/3c0a5644-3bbe-11ec-bd6f-da376f47304e_story.html

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Post by Seva Lamberdar Tue Nov 02, 2021 3:13 pm

A look at some of the announcements (or non-announcements) at COP26 in Glasgow over the past 48 hours that could affect the future of our planet:

(1) India - the world's third-largest emitter - pledged to achieve net zero carbon* emissions by 2070 - a big step forward but 20 years later than the stated goal of the conference.

(2) More than 100 countries inked a deal agreeing to end deforestation by 2030 - but campaigners say the details of the plan may not be sufficient to make up for years of destruction.

(3) A similar number of leaders joined an initiative led by the US and the EU to cut emissions of methane - a harmful greenhouse gas - by at least 30% by 2030. However, China, Russia and India - some of the world's top methane emitters - are not among them.

(4) China, the world's largest emitter of carbon, did not announce any new climate targets, frustrating environmentalists.

(5) Billions were pledged to support South Africa closing its coal mines and switching to renewable energy sources.


* The 2019 top five emitters of carbon dioxide (Megatonnes of CO2 per year):

(i) China .. 11,535

(ii) US .. 5,107

(iii) EU (includes UK) .. 3,304

(iv) India .. 2,597

(v) Russia .. 1,792

Courtesy: BBC News (Nov. 2, 2021), https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-59125188
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