Guest contribution by Eric Worrall
Will no one consider the adverse effects of sea level rise on the Somali shipping industry?
Climate change: “No more excuses” at the COP26 climate summit – poor nations
By Matt McGrath
In the run-up to the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow, more than 100 developing countries formulated their most important negotiating demands.
This includes funding poorer nations to combat and adapt to climate change, as well as compensating for the effects they will face.
“Particularly endangered countries like Somalia are already suffering disproportionately from the effects of climate change“Said Mahdi M. Gulaid, Deputy Prime Minister of Somalia, one of the countries behind the plan.
“COP 26 must be a key moment and there must be no more excuses for unfulfilled promises, especially for climate finance.”
In the report, the federal states set what is known as “fair share accounting”, in which emissions reductions are allocated based on historical responsibility and the ability to act.
Under this scenario, the US would have to cut emissions 195% below 2005 levels by 2030. This could consist of a 70% reduction in domestic emissions plus $ 80 billion a year in support of developing countries.
For the UK, a similar approach would mean a 70% reduction in emissions by 2030 plus $ 46 billion per year for climate finance.
Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57839368
You must feel a little sorry for the negotiators sent by some of the more politically challenged countries in the world.
Imagine the situation after the big climate conference where the negotiators charged with securing large amounts of soft cash from western countries have to report back to the homicidal psychotic who sent them and convince him to that they never received any money.