Tens of thousands of environmental activists chanted slogans on Saturday, Day 6 of the Glasgow World Climate Summit (Cop 26), calling for more commitment from countries around the world to address global warming.
Armed with banners, flags and signs with climate messages, as well as rain jackets against the British weather, protesters there called for more climate justice for people in poorer regions of the world at the halfway point of the conference.
Since Sunday last week, representatives of around 200 nations have been negotiating in Glasgow, Scotland, on how the climate goals agreed in Paris are to be achieved and implemented in concrete terms.
Mid-term review of the world climate conference. According to protesters, the nearly 40,000 delegates from 200 countries have not achieved enough so far.
The UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow 2021, known internationally as COP26, is the 26th UN Climate Change Conference. Originally scheduled as the 2020 UN Climate Change Conference for November 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland, COP26 was postponed in April 2020 to the October 31-November 12, 2021 window due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the main points of discussion at COP26 is whether and to what extent the agreements reached at COP21 in Paris have been implemented. After all, history was made in Paris on December 12, 2015: At the international climate conference, also known as “COP 21,” the Paris Agreement was adopted. After many years of intensive negotiations, all countries thus committed to changing the global economy in a climate-friendly way.
The Paris Climate Agreement, also known as the “Paris Agreement,” is part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
One of the key points of this agreement is to limit the average rise in the Earth’s atmosphere to less than 2 degrees Celsius and, more importantly, to try to keep the temperature at 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of this century. Otherwise, the average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere will reach more than 3 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial times.