Finally, after 13 days of heated negotiations, the Treaty of Glasgow was reached, between ratifications, adjournments and a few steps back. The signature arrived on Sunday evening, shortly after the vote on the article-by-article agreement. As the last plenary session of Cop26 came to an end, the first comments and reactions began to circulate about what would in any case be remembered as a world phenomenon, without going into the merits of successes and failures. Among the first critical voices to tweet against the results achieved in Scotland was Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who has been critical since the first day of the UN conference and even the days of the G20 in Rome, without entering Huh. Contents of signed agreements. But there are many voices, positive or controversial, that were expressed soon after the vote and agreement.
Guterres (UN): “A pact that reflects contradictions”
Texts approved by COP26 are an “agreement”. They reflect the state of interests, situations, contradictions and political will in the world today. These are the words of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who underscored that the agreements are an important step but that “collective political will was not enough to address the deepening contradictions”.
Wwf: “Disappointing final but window remains at 1.5 degrees”
“We came to Glasgow expecting an agreement from global leaders that would include a change in pace and a change in the scope of climate action. Even if this change of pace has not come, the agreed text is far from perfect. Yes, we are moving in the right direction ». With these words, the WWF commented on the outcome of COP26. Governments had to make progress to address major gaps. Glasgow was a starting point and not a destination. They said mariagrazia medullaClimate and Energy Head of WWF Italy.
Greenpeace: “Weak Agreement But The Coal Age Is Over”
“It is a weak agreement and it lacks courage. The goal of limiting global warming to within a 1.5°C limit is hanging by a thread but a clear signal has been given: the coal age is coming to an end and that is what matters. This is Greenpeace’s response after the conclusion of COP26 in Glasgow. Jennifer Morgan, Executive Director of Greenpeace International, said, “We recognize the need to drastically cut emissions already this decade, but commitments will be made in the next has been postponed for years.” It was only thanks to young people, indigenous leaders, activists and countries most affected by the effects of the climate crisis that they have stripped away some seriously taken commitments. Without them, these Negotiations would have been a complete failure.”
Carey: “It’s the beginning of something, we’re so close to escaping the chaos”
“Glasgow is a program that shows us what we have to do. Believe it or not but coal is mentioned for the first time. We are closer than ever to avoiding climate chaos,” said US climate envoy John Kerry Said. It is « the beginning of something. We have always known that Glasgow was not the finish line ».
Johnson: “Great step but still a lot of work to do”
Much progress has been made for Boris Johnson as well, although much remains to be done. The British prime minister said he was satisfied with the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees higher than in the pre-industrial era, but acknowledged that “there is still a great deal of work to be done in the coming years”. Bozo also emphasized that this is the first agreement for a commitment to reduce coal. He then paid tribute to his minister’s “incredible effort”. Alok Sharma, President of COP26.
Greta: «Summary? blah, blah, blah”
Cop26 was a “blah, blah, blah”. So did Greta Thunberg, after the final vote at the Glasgow convention. “The real work continues outside these rooms. And we will never give up,” the activist wrote on Twitter.
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