G-20 & COP24 (Planetary Concerns)
Finally, the year 2018 is going to end. Last few months have been very eventful. Lots of Planetary Concerns which have been highlighted in our portal www.planetaryproject.com have been discussed in the G-20 summit and the COP24 in Poland recently in December this year.
This year’s G-20 meeting was important because it preceded the COP24 climate change conference taking place in Katowice, Poland from 3 December, at which the “Work Program” or rule book of the 2015 Paris Agreement – when practically all countries signed up to a pledge to ensure global temperatures do not rise by more than 2 degrees before the end of this century – is expected to be agreed.
Overall the G-20 summit is meant to focus on issues such as labor, infrastructure, development, financial stability, climate sustainability and international commerce. But as the gathering got underway, those themes seemed like afterthoughts, overshadowed by contentious matters from the U.S.-China trade dispute to the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
As well as mistrust between nations, and the risk of confrontation and escalation, it seems that there was a lack of trust between peoples in general and institutions everywhere, both at a national level – in the form of governments and parliaments – and internationally; because globalization has divided the world into winners and losers. Those left out, he said, “feel angry, that feel frustrated, that many times…there was not enough effort from their government, or from international organizations like the UN, in order to attend their problems, to attend their difficulties in the rustbelts of this world”. The book written by Dr Bezgodov defines lots of issues “Paradigm shift from Sustainable Development to Managed Harmony”, which can be read at the following site www.planetaryprojectbook.com.
I think it is very important to come together, the different countries around the world, and to have a common strategy for a fair globalization, which means a globalization that leaves no one behind.
For this reason, the world’s largest economies, such as the G-20 group, must support the UN’s 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, which was developed precisely to ensure a fair globalization and aims to eradicate poverty and address a wide range of governance problems worldwide.
Katowice must succeed
In Katowice the momentum that is necessary for an increased ambition to be shown by the international community when in 2020 the commitments made in Paris will be renewed in order to make sure that all member nations are able to bring the increase of temperature in the world until the end of the century to clearly below 2 degrees and as close as possible to 1.5 degrees. But it seems like that the Political will is lacking.
Coal is centre-stage at the U.N. summit, which is taking place three years after a landmark deal in Paris set a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
While the Polish government claims Katowice is in the process of transforming into a green city, power plant chimneys pumped plumes of smoke into a dull December sky and monitoring sites showed elevated levels of air pollution.
Even the most strident climate warnings – spiraling temperatures, global sea-level rises, mass crop failures – are something that many developed nations will only have to tackle in future.
The Problem is a Global one:
Africa is at a “tipping point” as global warming increases, and urgent action needs to be taken across the continent now, to mitigate risks and safeguard a decade of social and economic gains.
It’s easy to get lost in the argument over who needs to do the most to stop global warming, but the fact is, everyone needs to do their bit and “we’re all responsible”.
Poorer nations argue that rich countries, which are responsible for the vast majority of historic carbon emissions, must help others to fund climate action.
Planetary Rent is one such concept which has been explained in a very clear manner by Dr Bezgodov, the General Director of Planetary development institute, Dubai (UAE). The same can be read at the following platform www.planetaryrentbook.com.
But wealthy states, led by the US, have so far resisted calls to be more transparent in how their contributions are reported – something developing nations say is vital to form ambitious green energy plans.
The livestock industry is responsible for a staggering amount of greenhouse gas emissions, with a single beef burger taking up to 450 gallons of water to produce.
Despite the Trump administration’s widespread climate science denial, its own National Climate Assessment concluded that, without aggressive action, climate change will increasingly threaten Americans’ economic well-being. The 13 federal agencies that signed off on the assessment also agreed that climate change has already wreaked havoc on the United States and the worst is likely yet to come.