More for Climate Change
The high-level climate champion for Chile, Gonzalo Muñoz, published a letter urging all actors (cities, regions, companies and investors) to join Chile’s Climate Ambition Alliance. The invitation wishes to promote plural participation at the next UN
At the UN Secretary General’s Climate Summit in New York in September, Chile announced the ‘Climate Ambition Partnership‘. It brings together nations to improve action by 2020,and to work to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. It currently includes 65 countries and the EU, 10 regions, 102 cities, 93 companies and 12 investors, all committed to net zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
All must commit to achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in its special report on 1.5-degree global warming, states that in model routes of 1.5oC, global net anthropogenic CO2 emissions reach net zero around 2050. This objective covers CO2 emissions. It is also intended to incentivize sinks (e.g. forests) and other means are used to offset residual emissions. This objective covers CO2 emissions. It is also intended to incentivize sinks (e.g. forests) and other means are used to offset residual emissions. It also seeks to incentivize sinks (e.g. forests) and other means are used to compensate for residual emissions.
New Alliance members will be announced at COP25
The high-level climate champion letter for Chile complements messages issued last week by THE designated President of COP25, Minister Carolina Schmidt, who similarly invited stakeholders and non-Parties to join the Alliance.
The new members will be announced on Wednesday, December 11 at COP25, as part of a special day of action convened by the Government of Chile.
The intention is to significantly grow the Alliance in the COP25 of Chile in Madrid. This will set the stage for next year’s COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Where governments must submit improved national climate plans. This will set the stage for next year’s COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. Where governments must submit improved national climate plans. Where governments must present improved national climate plans.
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The process of joining the alliance
In his letter, the High-Level Champion describes the following process for joining the Alliance:
- Companies are invited to join ‘Business Ambition for 1.5Cº – Our only future here.
- Regions are invited to join the Under2 Coalition by writing to this email address: [email protected]
- Investors are invited to join the Alliance of Net Asset Owners convened by the United Nations here.
- Cities are invited to join Deadline 2020 by writing to: [email protected]
- Coalitions should be contacted with objectives that exactly match the Alliance’s criteria. There they will have a credible follow-up and validation process,
[email protected]There they will have a credible follow-up and validation process, at: [email protected]
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CAUSES OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Let’s start at the beginning. The greenhouse effect is a natural process that allows the Earth to maintain the conditions necessary to support life: the atmosphere retains part of the Sun’s heat; without the greenhouse effect, the average temperature of the planet would be 18 0Cbelow zero.
The atmosphere is composed of various gases which, in the right proportion, do their job. The problem arises when human activities increase the emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and the atmosphere retains more heat than necessary, causing the average temperature of the planet to rise and producing what is popularly known as global warming.
WHY DOES MAN HAVE AN IMPACT ON CLIMATE CHANGE?
Experts agree that the Industrial Revolution was the time when greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere began to increase disproportionately.
The main result has been the increase in the global temperature of the planet, which has risen by 1.1 0Csince that period, although it is estimated that by the end of this century the thermometer could rise even more , even if the commitments to reduce emissions are met. emissions set by countries.
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