PH still awaiting results from World Climate Summit – Manila Bulletin
House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called on world leaders attending the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to help secure the lives and livelihoods of people Filipinos affected by the global climate crisis.
“It’s COP season again. COP26, if successful, can help secure the lives and livelihoods of Filipinos today and in the future, as we continue to face the consequences of global warming. Many climate-vulnerable countries like ours are eagerly awaiting its results, ”said the representative of the lonely district of Antique.
Nearly 200 nations and territories are in Glasgow, Scotland for a 12-day global climate negotiation from October 31 to November 12. The COP was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last COP took place in 2019, in Madrid, Spain.
According to Legarda, this year’s summit is seen as a critical meeting given the need for urgent action to prevent the average global temperature from exceeding 1.5 ° C and avoid catastrophic impacts of climate change. The year 2021 has been described by scientists as humanity’s “last best chance” to reduce emissions enough to keep the planet below 1.5 ° C.
“This is a decisive point for all nations to mobilize and agree on how to effectively implement the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit global warming and increase our ability to adapt to it. worsening climatic risks. Our hope is that COP26 will bring major progress on these fronts, ”added the former three-term senator.
“Today we face climate change with COVID-19, and our resilience to both is closely linked to the growth of the global economy. If the world becomes an inhospitable place for living things, the very concept of economics will disintegrate and we will find ourselves in a chasm where it will be difficult to survive, ”said Legarda.
“So let’s work together as a community, as a nation and as a planet – towards a better end; towards a greener normal; towards a more secure, sustainable and resilient future for us and the next generation, ”she stressed. (Melvin Sarangay)
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