(Glasgow) Les promesses de réduction des émissions de CO2 pour limiter le réchauffement « sonnent creux » tant que le monde ne sort pas des énergies fossiles, a déclaré jeudi le secrétaire général de l’ONU à la COP26.
« Les promesses sonnent creux quand l’industrie des énergies fossiles continue de recevoir des milliers de milliards de subventions […] Or when countries continue to build coal-fired power plants, “said Antonio Guterres.
“Advertising here in Glasgow is encouraging, but they are not enough,” he stressed. What does it take to limit the gap between states and committed emissions reductions and warming to +1.5 ° C, “is still very threatening.”
And he stressed that the economic needs of southern countries in line with the effects of global warming are “a serious injustice”.
“Everyone must be on the bridge for climate action. This is everyone’s responsibility,” he added.
“Every country, every city, every company, every financial institution, must reduce its emissions in a credible and verifiable manner and launch its portfolio immediately.”
They called on states to strengthen their ambition to reduce emissions and called on their current commitments to “become realistic”: “We must reduce the real and deeper credibility gap”.