The United Kingdom announced on Thursday (11) during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) that it plans to support cities in developing countries most affected by climate change to zero their CO2 emissions by 2050 and grow sustainably.
The fund, known as the Urban Climate Action, is worth 27 27.5 million and will be allocated to cities in Africa, Asia and Latin America as part of the UK’s international climate funding commitment, said British Minister Eddie Huckles.
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According to Huckles, cities in Latin America will receive investments: Bogot மற்றும் and Medellin in Colombia; Guadalajara and Mexico City, Mexico; Lima, Peru.
The final day of the conference is dedicated to the theme of how to combat the effects of climate change in cities such as the extreme weather events seen in recent years and the importance of decarpolyzing these regions by 2050.
In funding activities in these cities, the British government cited:
- Development of public transport systems with low gas emissions;
- Renewable energy production;
- Sustainable waste management;
- Construction of intellectual buildings;
- Planning to face future climate risks.
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40% of global emissions
More than half of the world’s population, 55%, lives in cities, according to United Nations Executive Director Inger Anderson on Thursday. In addition, buildings and structures are responsible for 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
To date, more than 1,000 cities and regions around the world, more than a fifth of the world’s urban population, have pledged to zero their emissions by 2050, according to the United Nations.
In September, the World Bank warned that 216 million people in six regions of the world could be forced to flee their countries by 2050 to escape adverse weather events.
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COP26 aims to deliver on the commitment to achieve the goal of the Paris Agreement, which will limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2100. This figure is important to mitigate climate change and its effects. Since pre-industrial times, the plant has warmed to 1.1 degrees Celsius due to human interference.
To achieve this goal, all nations must adhere to drastic cuts in CO2 emissions, the vital greenhouse gas emitted by the burning of fossil fuels – and others, such as methane – and reach the call. Climate neutral, When all emissions are offset by deforestation or technology that captures carbon from the atmosphere.
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