Prime Minister Justin Trudeau agreed that the agreement signed at the conclusion of the G20 summit in Rome, Italy, should be “a stronger and more ambitious language” in the fight against climate change.
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“Canada prefers a stronger and more ambitious language in the fight against climate change, and other countries want it,” the Canadian prime minister told a news conference on Sunday.
“We need to do more and we are here to bring this issue forward [lundi] And COP26 in the coming days, ”he continued.
However, Justin Trudeau argues that “significant progress” has been made in recognizing the importance of limiting global average temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
“I like the strong commitment to make Canada look like and [qu’on] Adhere to [un objectif] Net zero by 2050. We want more countries to commit to phasing out coal-fired power plants in the coming years, as Canada has done, ”he said.
The final statement of the G20 leaders established the determination of these countries to implement the Paris Agreement adopted in 2015 and to achieve global carbon neutrality “by the middle of the century”.
“I think this G20 describes the challenges we face in COP26. Many countries, such as Canada, are struggling to cope with climate change and we will continue to do so, “said Trudeau.
Earlier in the day, the Prime Minister posted on Twitter various assurances Canada had already made on issues such as climate change, especially the removal of electricity generated from coal, and carbon neutrality by 2050 or a ban on harmful single-use plastics.
Justin Trudeau will take part in the 2021 Glasgow Conference on Climate Change (COP26) in Scotland on Monday, which runs until November 12.