CHILE CLIMATE CHANGE CONFERENCE 2019
CHILE - Once cannot blame anyone for wanting more urgent action to combat the rising temperature of planet earth. Let us hope that with so much riding on the decision of this conference that the member states can agree on a formula that will start to reverse the current charge to extinction.
BUSINESS INSIDER (REUTERS) 8 APRIL 2019
- Chile will urge countries at the United Nations
climate change conference in Santiago at the end of the year to adopt more ambitious commitments to deal with
global warming, President Sebastian Pinera told reporters on Monday.
SIX STEPS TOWARD A COOLER PLANET
1. TRANSPORT: Phase out polluting vehicles. Government aims to end the sale of new petrol, and diesel vehicles by 2040 but have no infrastructure plan to support such ambition. Marine transport can be carbon neutral.
3. HOUSING: On site micro or macro generation is the best option, starting with new build homes.
4. AGRICULTURE: We need trees to absorb carbon emissions from a growing population, flying, and to build new homes. Reducing food waste and promoting less energy intensive eating habits such as no meat Mondays.
5. INDUSTRY: Factories should be aiming for solar heating and onsite renewable energy generation.
6. POLITICS: - National governing bodies need to adopt policies to eliminate administrative wastages, to include scaling down spending on war machines, educating the public and supporting sustainable social policies that mesh with other cultures.
PROTESTS - Extinction Rebellion are a group of peaceful protestors who don't want mankind to die out like the Neanderthals, dinosaurs, and many other species that humans are killing by burning fossil fuels and their other nasty habits.
TELESUR 18 DECEMBER 2018
Chile was chosen to host the COP25 after Brazil stepped down and threatened to leave the Paris Accord.
Chile will host the 2020 U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP25) as decided near the end of this year’s edition in Katowice, after Brazil stepped down citing financial issues.
"We will have the great responsibility of leading and advancing toward a better control of climate change and global warming," Chilean President Sebastian Piñera told the press after the announcement.
The next summit was expected to take place between November 11 and 22, 2019, but Piñera said it will be in January 2020.
The rumors were first confirmed by Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Costa Rica’s environment and energy minister, speaking to EFE during the summit in Poland, and highlighted the importance for the summit to remain in Latin America after Brazil’s decision.
“Chile, Costa Rica and other countries in the region agreed to support Chile to host the COP25,” said Rodriguez.
Brazil withdrew its candidacy to host the 2019 COP25 conference citing budget limitations, but environmental groups understood the move as a favor to the incoming government led by the far-right Jair Bolsonaro, who has promised to pull out the South American giant from the Paris Accord on climate change.
Bolsonaro has also vowed to to remove restrictions on the agribusiness sector accused of causing untold devastation to the environment. In particular, the Amazon rainforest, and by appointing career diplomat Ernesto Araujo as his future foreign minister, a man who says that climate change is a plot by “cultural Marxists” and a “dogma” to promote the growth of China.
Costa Rica was another strong candidate to host the summit, but it declined citing financial issues. However, the Central American country will still host a meeting in October previous to the summit, coordinating with Chile since the first months of 2019.
The summit takes place in a different region every year and Latin America is the next in line after this year’s summit in East Europe.
Rodriguez said that both Chile and Costa Rica have the “moral strength” to take the struggle against climate change “to the next level,” understood as “the full implementation of the 2015 Paris Accord, aiming to limit the increase of temperature clearly below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.”
The election of Chile is important because the host country plays a key role as mediator and organizer in the negotiations - a complex multilateral process in which thousands of people from about 200 national delegations participate.
This year’s summit began on Dec. 3 and is taking longer than expected. According to the Polish Environment Minister Henryk Kolwaczyk, the discussions about the implementation of the Paris Accords will go on until Saturday.
CLIMATE CHANGE - The United Nations' climate summit talks are known as COP (= Conference Of the Parties). During these discussions action for climate policy is negotiated with each country fighting for points in a global economic struggle. Nobody wants to give ground, except that every party agrees in principle that they need to make concessions - otherwise, with deaths from heat exhaustion and strokes, eventually, there will be nothing to argue about. We will all be dead.
So far with over twenty-four years of haggling the arctic ice is still melting - and faster than ever. No wonder so many high profile people and corporations are worried. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is an international treaty adopted at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro from 1992. The UNFCCC objective is to "stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system".
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