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”Continued failure to treat climate change as the crisis it is, will condemn current and future generations to a world of untold suffering and harm. Instead, world leaders should heed young people’s urgent calls to protect their futures.”
Incremental progress is not good enough. What we need is concrete commitments to fight the climate emergency. This includes a rapid phase out of all fossil fuels through a just energy transition and revisions of national climate targets in line with the 1.5C goal.
After two weeks of negotiations COP26 comes to a close. Our experts respond to the outcomes and highlight some of the important progress that happened outside the negotiating rooms.
Today’s announcement comes after the Netherlands, Germany and Spain confirmed their participation in the initiative earlier this week and alongside confirmations from Belgium and Sri Lanka today. The French development bank — AFD — had already signed up to the statement, but not the French government as a whole.
The new report finds that wealthy nations — the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, and Australia — planning to approve and subsidize new fossil fuel projects which undermines their recent claims of leadership in addressing the climate crisis.