COP25: Pacific countries pushing for climate action in Madrid

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference at the COP25 summit in Madrid Spain Sunday Dec. 1 2019. This year’s internat

"None of this is inconsistent - we need to dispel the notion that we are not incorporating the green new deal", he said.

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's chair, Hoesung Lee emphasised the moral obligation of major polluters to deliver on the 2015 Paris Agreement goals.

Teenage Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg is also on her way from the United States to Spain onboard a catamaran.

"Young people are telling the leaders that they need to fight against the climate emergency", commented the United Nations chief.

Acting Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez welcomed delegates to Spain, saying "Madrid will be the world capital of the fight against the climate emergency".

The outgoing COP24 president underlined that much had changed over the past year, and said that, "we have come to Madrid to fill the last empty pages of the Katowice Package". The blue zone will also host events and activities run by NGO actors and side events organised by participating countries.

Joe Carlin, assistant professor of geological sciences, adds that climate change is a natural process that has occurred throughout Earth's history.

The findings are "bleak" and the global failure to stop the growth in global GHG emissions will necessitate deeper and faster emission cuts, said the report.

The conference takes place amid a welter of bad news on climate change in recent days.

"Our delegation is here to send a message that Congress's commitment to take action on the climate crisis is iron clad", she said, flanked by Democratic Congressional representatives.

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Delegates from nearly 200 countries have begun a two-week worldwide climate conference in Madrid that seeks to step-up efforts to stop global warming.

A UN Greenhouse gas report released this week has found emissions have risen at a rate of 1.5 per cent per year in the past decade, stabilising only briefly between 2014 and 2016.

Current global efforts to reduce carbon-dioxide emission are not sufficient to meet the goal set in Paris to restrict temperature rise to well below 2 degrees C. Even though the United States plans to withdraw from the Paris accord, it "will continue to participate in ongoing climate change negotiations and meetings-such as COP25-to ensure a level playing field that protects USA interests", the State Department said Saturday, according to Slate.

"We created a textbook of steps necessary to effectively implement the Paris Agreement".

Last month Trump gave formal notice of the United States withdrawal from the 196-nation Paris climate treaty, which calls for capping global warming at well below two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and 1.5C if possible.

These are both environmentalists and heads of state and government.

World leaders and experts are using COP25 as a venue for promoting multilateralism. But the United States will continue to have a seat at the table of UN climate negotiations, as he has not withdrawn from the foundational treaty, called the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Lu Xinming, deputy director general for climate change with China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment, told reporters on Sunday that China will try hard to conclude negotiations on the details of the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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