Young environmentalists have been on the streets since the beginning of the discussion on the World Climate Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow, Scotland, with various promises from world leaders to tackle the global impact of climate change. Although the conference was supposed to end last Friday, the countries failed to reach a final decision, so it took extra time. However, young environmentalists no longer want to hold back on the assurances of leaders. They looked at their future and were loud on the streets yesterday. News from The Nation.
Young environmentalists have been demanding tougher carbon emissions, financing developing countries affected by climate change, and reducing the use of fossil fuels. These young activists have been carrying out various programs including street demonstrations every day for several weeks to get effective promises from the leaders. Outside the COP 28 conference venue and in various cities around the world, they had a great time. Through these programs, they reflect their ambitions for future leadership and the environment.
From the very beginning of the conference, these environmental activists have been urging the leaders of the developed countries to set a goal of reducing their carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and take practical steps. They also demanded that the rich countries increase their financial assistance to the developing countries to overcome the harmful effects of climate.
Meanwhile, at a news conference on Friday, Greta Thunberg-led environmental movement “Fridays for the Future” (also known as the Youth Strike for Climate) announced that it was ratifying an agreement (Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty) to control the spread of fossil fuels. The agreement has been submitted to various non-governmental organizations.
They have taken the initiative to file a legal petition with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres after receiving no significant commitment from leaders until last Wednesday to reduce carbon emissions. The petition calls on the Secretary-General to declare a three-level state of emergency, taking into account the serious effects of climate change.
Young people carry out various programs including street demonstrations every day to realize effective promises. The youth also demanded an increase in the necessary financial assistance for the affected poor countries.
Environmentalists also called on the UN Secretary-General to form a team to oversee the immediate and comprehensive action of world leaders on climate change. Vanessa Nakate, an activist from Uganda, said: “We are living up to our promise. Promises alone will not stop suffering. Only immediate and dramatic action can pull us out of our current hellish situation. ”
Disagree on subsidy question
Several countries, including Saudi Arabia and China, have been pushing for a UN resolution banning fossil fuel subsidies. Countries from the United Nations draft declaration at the COP 26 climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland
Opposes use. According to Reuters, the information was obtained from two people close to the countries taking the step.
China is the world’s top emitter of greenhouse gases. The country also produces significant amounts of oil and coal. Subsidies for oil, gas and coal became the main topic of discussion at this year’s climate summit. The negotiators continued their talks beyond the conference deadline to reach a final decision aimed at limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
The draft agreement, reached during two weeks of negotiations, has suffered for the sake of fossil fuels
The issue of financial assistance to the country and the people prevails. Scientists say fossil fuels are one of the main causes of man-made climate change.
John Kerry, the US special envoy for climate change, told a news conference on Friday that governments were spending hundreds of billions of dollars on fossil fuels. At the same time, trying to stem the tide of global warming is like a ‘definition of insanity’.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, meanwhile, is facing widespread criticism at home and abroad over his climate policy. Criticism of local time on Saturday called on multinational companies to come up with cheaper but more sustainable solutions to the fight against climate change.