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Climate change: What is the COP26 conference? Why is this happening in Glasgow?

By Team YourCoimbatore on 22nd October 2021
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The world is constantly warming due to the smoke emitted due to the elevated use of fossil fuels. Britain to host the summit.

The summit, to be held in Glasgow, will take place from October 31 to November 12.

Dense weather events, such as heatwaves, floods, and wildfires, are on the rise. It is the consequence of climate change.

The last decade has been the hottest ever on record. The authorities of all countries have agreed that collective action is needed to control this.

At the summit in Glasgow, the 200 participating nations will have to state what plans they have to control their fuel emissions by 2030.

In 2015, the nations of the world signed an agreement to control global warming by no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial revolution temperature.

Although it was asserted that it should not exceed 2 degrees, the goal of the agreement was to control it by 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-Industrial Revolution temperature.

This pact, signed by the nations of the world to avert disasters caused by climate change, is called the “Paris Climate Agreement”.

Under the agreement, the world’s nations will have to drastically reduce their carbon emissions to bring their net fuel emissions to zero by 2050.

Before the start of the COP26 conference, most countries will have agendas for what they can do to control their carbon emissions. This will give you an idea of ​​what to do next.

We can also expect a large number of fresh announcements during the two weeks leading up to this conference.

These are often technological announcements regarding the control of carbon emissions. They include what are the regulations required to implement the Paris Agreement.

For example, the following announcements may be in them. A massive shift to electric autos, Rapid reduction in the amount of electricity generated by coal, Cutting down trees to a lesser extent
Allocating more funds for restructuring projects caused by climate change, including plans to protect people from natural disasters in coastal areas.

About 25,000 world leaders, negotiators and journalists are expected to attend the summit in Glasgow.

This 26th conference is very important in the aspect of environmental change. Let’s see.

Logeshwaran J
22/10/2021

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