24 Mark 2021, 14:15

Warning

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A ministerial meeting on climate policy is held in the United States of America. The State Department believes that countries should aim to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest.

The common task

The State Department pointed to the Paris Agreement and the promises that could not be fulfilled. In December 2015, we left Paris with a commitment to limit global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. We were supposed to keep it at 1.5 – we read it in the press release.

According to the Americans, the world had all the tools it needed to achieve these goals. It was enough to open your eyes and see the scientific evidence. We are still surprised by the pace and intensity of the warming. Last year, they write, societies recorded more than 50 degrees Celsius, not to mention the harsh weather conditions around us.

The section stresses that countries must use all tools to stop global warming. The largest economies should aim to achieve zero greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible, ideally by 2050 – Americans point out.

U.S Department of State / Jędrzej Stachura

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