The UK is raising eight million euros to protect the oceans

The UK is raising eight million euros to protect the oceans

The UK today announced the mobilization of seven million pounds (eight million euros) to “restore health and resilience” at the 26th United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

The conference was marked by the British Presidency as “Operation Day for the Oceans”, which called on world leaders to take action to protect the oceans, which would allow carbon neutralization and global warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius. .

“The oceans play a unique role in regulating our climate. There is no path to carbon neutrality – nor are any of our shared global goals – engaging in the unprecedented conservation and restoration of nature, including the oceans,” said Secretary of State for the Environment, Zach Goldsmith.

Six million pounds (seven million euros) of British funding goes to the World Bank problem fund and one million pounds (1.2 million euros) to the Global Coral Fund, which this year has already donated five million pounds.

Portuguese Maritime Minister Ricardo Cerro Santos went to the conference in Glasgow this day to attend, where he delivered the same message.

“The oceans are an integral part of the planet’s hope for health and productivity,” he stressed.

More than 120 political leaders and thousands of experts, activists and public decision-makers gathered at the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland until November 12 to promote countries’ contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

COP26 takes place six years after the Paris Agreement, set with the goal of controlling the planet’s global average temperature rise of 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial values.

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Despite the assurances, the UN estimates that the concentration of greenhouse gases will reach record levels in 2020, even in the wake of the recession caused by the Govt-19 epidemic, and that temperatures will eventually be at current emission rates. 2.7 C of the century.

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