The United Nations Climate Action Summit, aimed at preventing global warming, was held in New York on the 23rd. Secretary General Guterres announced that 77 countries, including those other than the ones on the stage, announced “substantially zero” emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide in 2050. China and India, on the other hand, did not show a concrete path toward zero emissions, and the United States and Japan had no opportunity to speak on the platform. The delays of the major emitting countries were conspicuous.
At the beginning of the meeting, Mr. Guterres expressed the “climate emergency” as a situation where greenhouse gas emissions did not decrease and disasters increased. “It ’s a summit to act, not to speak,” he said.
Leaders from about 60 countries who have entered the stage have declared acceleration of global warming countermeasures. Finland has announced that it will advance the achievement of zero greenhouse gas emissions and aim for “negative emissions” through artificial tree planting. Sweden, South Korea, etc. have revealed double the amount of money for developing countries to combat global warming.
At the closing, Mr. Guterres is 70 ...