G20 leaders to addressing climate challenges threatening survival-draft

According to a recent media report, the Group of 20 (G20) will commit to address the existential threats posed by climate change this weekend and take more detailed measures for the UN Climate Change Summit next week. Action pave the way.

G20 leaders will hold talks in Rome on Saturday and Sunday. According to the draft, they will pledge to take emergency measures to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

The G20 leaders will then travel to Glasgow, Scotland, to participate in the key United Nations conference called “COP26” with the participation of nearly 200 countries.

According to the 2015 Paris Agreement, the contracting parties pledged to limit the global average temperature rise to within 2 degrees Celsius higher than the pre-industrial level, and strive to limit it to 1.5 degrees higher.

Since then, as extreme weather events have intensified and the carbon content in the atmosphere has increased, climate scientists have increasingly emphasized the importance of the 1.5 degree ceiling to limit the risk of environmental disasters.

“Responding to the call of the scientific community, noting the shocking report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), and taking into account our leadership, we are committed to addressing the survival challenges of climate change,” the draft said, which is still possible modified.

“We recognize that the impact of climate change at 1.5 degrees is much smaller than at 2 degrees, and immediate action must be taken to keep 1.5 degrees within the achievable range,” the G20 said.

“We understand the importance of achieving global net zero greenhouse gas emissions or carbon neutrality by 2050,” the statement said. A proposal by the United Nations climate experts pointed out that the 2050 deadline is critical to achieving the 1.5-degree warming limit.

However, the draft brackets the year 2050, indicating that it is still to be negotiated.

Some of the world’s largest polluters say that they cannot meet the 2050 target date. China is the largest carbon emitter and its target is 2060.

The G20, including Brazil, China, India, Germany and the United States, accounts for more than 80% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP), 60% of the world’s population, and an estimated 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions. 

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