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Reactions to the Glasgow Agreement on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

04:20 AM

Sunday 14 November 2021

Glasgow (Scotland) – (DPA):

The Glasgow agreement on greenhouse gas emissions received mixed reactions from both participants and observers.

BA Media reported that political leaders, activists and major NGOs had expressed disappointment at the lack of ambition to phase out fossil fuels and climate finance, but there was a general consensus that 1.5°C was still viable.

For his part, COP26 President Alok Sharma said: “We can credibly say that we have kept 1.5°C viable but its movement is weak and will only continue if we keep our promises, if we translate commitments into quick action and if we meet the expectations set out in the Glasgow climate agreement. To increase ambition until 2030 and beyond.

“We have asked countries to come together for our planet at COP26, and they have heeded that call,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement.

He continued, “There is still a lot to be done in the coming years.”

“But today’s agreement is a huge step forward, and most importantly, we have the first ever international agreement to phase out coal and a roadmap to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees,” he added.

Progress has been made in many areas, said Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, adding: “At COP-26, parties have built a bridge between goodwill and measurable actions to reduce emissions, increase resilience, and provide much-needed financing. need it.”

“A bridge between the wonderful promises made six years ago in Paris to the concrete measures advocated by science and demanded by societies around the world.”

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