The first is the requirement, in Article 2 of the Paris Agreement, to “reconcile financial flows with a means of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.” In other words, making the money spent so that we can stay within the 1.5-C temperature target that scientists tell us is essential to the survival of my country. This is the standard by which all cyclical expenditures must be assessed. In our new analysis, published in the journal Science in the form of a Policy Forum, we show that it is possible to seize the opportunity to enter a 1.5C world if only a fraction of Covid-19`s budgetary incentives are invested each year in a “positive climate recovery.” On climate ambitions, Chilean President Sebastian Péera highlighted Chile`s efforts to achieve a zero net emission economy by 2050, replacing the abandonment of coal, fossil fuels in the transport system and strengthening forest protection. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen highlighted the Commission`s proposal to increase the EU`s mitigation target from 40% by 2040 to at least 55% below its 1990 level. It is clear that the world will emerge from this pandemic that has changed profoundly. On an individual level, I think people around the world will emerge from the blockade with renewed enthusiasm to rebuild their world in a better, stronger and safer way. It is this entrepreneurial spirit – a vision that goes beyond immediate resources, coupled with the desire to turn it into reality – that will stimulate the most exciting and inspiring innovations emerging in the post-pandemic world. Governments must not fear their financial role in unleashing this wave of human creativity and use the international infrastructure that has been created over decades to do so effectively and fairly. Let`s not waste that time. France and the United Kingdom recorded the largest declines, mainly due to major closures in response to a second wave of infections.
Support for the decarbonisation of energy systems can be achieved, for example, through direct investment in infrastructure, support policies, incentives, rebates and guarantees. According to the global carbon project team, CO2 emissions have decreased by 2.4 billion tonnes this year. Our analysis shows very concretely that the more ambitious goal of the Paris agreement to limit global warming to 1.5oC is still within reach. Decisive leadership, rapid action and informed use of scientific advice seem to be a good recipe for dealing with the Covid 19 crisis and our warm climate. COVID-19 Stimulus Spending must focus on the climate emergency – says Rt Hon. Christopher Loeak of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. This opinion piece was first published in The Independent. In the financial field, participants called for public-private partnerships (PPPs), the transfer of capital flows to sustainable investments, and disclosure of climate risks, among others. Unfortunately, this is a standard that many of those who were proud to ratify the Paris Agreement do not respect. Recovery plans that use public funds to support polluting industries without creating the conditions to guarantee emissions reductions do not live up to the letter or spirit of what was agreed in Paris.
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