President of COP26 Alok Sharma on Sunday called on British Prime Ministerial candidates not to give up The goal of carbon neutrality from UK. Five candidates are still in the running After Boris Johnson in Downing StreetFormer finance minister Rishi Sunak is not alone in questioning the country’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 – the levers to achieve it.
As the contenders meet on Sunday evening for a second televised debate, COP26 President Alok Sharma called for a pledge to uphold the commitment. “Anyone who wants to lead our country needs to show that they take the issue very seriously,” he told the newspaper. the observer. “I hope that all the candidates will realize why this is so important to the voters (…) And I hope that, especially from the last two candidates, we will see very clear commitments on this matter.
Tears in the eyes and a planet in fire
Although each additional tenth of a degree has major consequences, the results of COP26 will not lead to that Warming is limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius The Paris Agreement, which laid the groundwork for climate action in 2015, is more ambitious than the pre-industrial era.
Alok Sharma tearfully apologized to the world for failing to include a coal and oil ‘exit’ target in the deal, with India and China watering down the words ‘reduction’ at the last minute.
Among the candidates for Downing Street, Secretary of State Chemi Patenoch has been reluctant to keep the targets, while diplomatic chief Liz Truss and a former defense secretary have called for a “rethink” of the way to achieve the target.
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