By: Larissa Chalouhi, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
Cop 26’ is the biggest and most important event of the year and this is where 200 parties attend and are represented as countries. The main purpose of this conference is to discuss and negotiate climate change issues and ways to reduce carbon emissions and how their country is causing the global crisis. Cop 26, took place in Glasgow UK and it lasted from October 21 to November 12, 2021.
The mutual goal of this conference is to ‘keep 1.5’ meaning that all countries must take part to keep the total global emissions lower than 1.5, another mutual agreement between all 200 countries was by 2050 to reduce fossil fuel emissions to net zero.
100 countries sign up for a deforestation pledge:
Leaders that are responsible for millions of acres of rainforests and land signed up for this pledge like Brazil who is responsible for the amazon rainforest.
Net Zero Target:
India set out a net zero goal for the year 2070 Prime minister Nareanda Modi states that he is determined to stick with the climate change Paris Agreement that they made in 2015. India will reach this goal by increasing 50% of renewable energy all over the country by 2030.
Another achievement made in the Cop 26 event was that South Africa pledged to get rid of using coal completely, South Africa will receive around 8.5 billion dollars from the United States of America and European countries to help ditch coal. These funds will be used to help South Africa distance themselves away from coal powered fired plants which currently powers about 90% of their electricity.
UK Pledges over 290 million pounds in climate aid, during the second week of the cop 29 conference to start managing climate change specifically in the urban areas and cities which give off massive amounts of carbon dioxide.