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Climate Summit COP26 Extends Its Operations Until This Saturday – Juventud Rebelde

The United Nations has urged participating countries to take more action to prevent global warming and the release of greenhouse gases.

The Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26) has been extended until this Saturday to reach a consensus among 197 participating countries on funding developing countries to combat the effects of this event and the decorbonization of the world economy. Among other issues.

It is ready to fulfill the role of key emitters and rich countries promised to developing countries since 2009 and has $ 100 billion to fight the fight against climate change, which will not be fulfilled until 2021.

Subsidies for the abandonment of coal as a source of energy production and for fossil or inefficient fuels are included according to the labeling used in the document provided.

This is accompanied by a significant reduction in greenhouse gases contributing to global warming; As well as stopping deforestation by 2030 and releasing methane, a gaseous 30 percent less greenhouse effect than 80 times more CO2.

All objectives were considered in the agreement signed in Paris in 2015, where it was proposed to maintain the temperature of the planet below 2 degrees Celsius, due to the impact of climate change, experts consider. Maintain at 1.5 degrees.

In this sense, ecologist Vanessa Perez-Sierra suggested that in order to achieve funding, “billions spent annually on subsidizing fossil fuels” should be eliminated.

For his part, the United States (United States) is affiliated with COP26, John Kerry, who has condemned figures that his country has subsidized fossil fuels over the past five or six years, saying he “should disappear”.

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To get an idea, Washington is subsidizing oil companies and taxing consumers, which in 2016 alone was over $ 36,000 million, according to Department of Transportation data.

These days, the COP26 Summit seeks to implement sustainable solutions and approaches to the conservation of natural and ecological systems in which more than 100 world leaders pledge to end deforestation by 2030.

Despite measures taken to mitigate the effects of climate change, a common point in the final declaration has not yet been reached; The United Nations has warned that more measures need to be taken to halt its impact, leading the planet to “catastrophic warming above 2.7 degrees Celsius in the not-too-distant future.”