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[Future 360] “We Need to Step Up Action”: World leaders kick off COP26 seeking to limit global warming


The eyes of the world are on Glasgow, following the start of the Climate Change Conference (COP26). World leaders are meeting with the massive challenge of establishing urgent measures to address the world’s climate crisis.

More than 23,000 delegates from 100 countries will meet to debate and define the future of our planet in the face of global warming.

In his welcome speech, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned that “Humanity has long since run down the clock on climate change. It’s one minute to midnight on that Doomsday clock and we need to act now.”

“If we don’t get serious about climate change today, it will be too late for our children to do so tomorrow.”

The British leader also stated that “the anger and the impatience of the world would be uncontainable unless we make this COP26 in Glasgow the moment that we get real about climate change”.
For her part, the President of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen, told CNN Chile that this “is a moment of truth and we really need to step up action.”

“It’s good that the G20, who are responsible for 80% of global emissions, concluded with a unified position on the 1.5°C ceiling we want to achieve and climate finance, but now we need to make it happen. Actions must be taken now, in this decade.”

The main objective of COP26 will be to negotiate a continued commitment to the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5ºC. The meeting will be held from Monday, November 1 through Friday, November 12.

Source: Futuro 360