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COP26 on the climate, "turning point for humanity" according to Boris Johnson

2021-09-23T06:22:03.892Z

The COP26, the decisive climate summit which will open at the end of October in Glasgow, will be a "turning point for humanity", warned on Wednesday 22 September ...



The COP26, the decisive climate summit which will open at the end of October in Glasgow, will be a

"turning point for humanity,"

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned on Wednesday (September 22nd) at the UN, calling on the world to do so. finally, proof of

"maturity"

and

"wisdom"

.

"It is time for humanity to grow,"

he said from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, in a passionate speech entirely devoted to the climate crisis.

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"It is time for us to listen to the warnings of scientists,"

he said.

He again warned that our

"beautiful planet"

was in danger of becoming

"uninhabitable"

,

"not only for us but for many other species"

, for lack of action against global warming.

“This is why the Glasgow COP26 is the turning point for humanity.

We must limit the rise in temperatures, ”

he said.

"We must show that we have the maturity and the wisdom to act,"

he added, while noting that the time was

"sorely"

lacking.

Read alsoClimate: the world on a "catastrophic" path towards a warming of + 2.7 ° C

His speech comes a few days after the publication of a UN report which concludes that limiting global warming to 1.5 ° C is impossible without an immediate and massive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. The 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, signed at COP21, called for limiting global warming to less than 2 ° C above pre-industrial level, and ideally 1.5 ° C. But on the basis of the current commitments of the member states of the agreement,

"the world is on the catastrophic path of 2.7 ° C"

, recently warned UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, stressing that without change of

“trajectory”

, the COP26 in Scotland risks ending in failure.Boris Johnson called on countries to

“Go further”

and

“go faster”

in reducing emissions.

Source: lefigaro

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