China News Agency, United Nations, July 25. The United Nations Secretary-General Guterres issued a statement on the 25th, saying that in order to achieve the core goal of controlling temperature rise in the "Paris Agreement", the world urgently needs all the members of the Group of Twenty (G20) to make a statement. "Clear and unambiguous" promises.
From July 23 to 25, the G20 Environment Ministers Meeting was held in Naples, Italy.
The meeting failed to reach agreement on the two key issues of controlling temperature rise and phasing out coal.
Guterres issued this statement specifically in response to this situation on the 25th.
Controlling temperature rise is the core goal of the Paris Agreement. The specific content is: to strengthen global response to the threat of climate change, to control the global temperature rise within 2°C compared with the pre-industrial period, and to strive to keep the temperature The increase is limited to 1.5°C.
Guterres pointed out that without the leadership of the G20, mankind would not be able to achieve the goal of controlling temperature.
"Thousands of people who are already at the forefront of the climate crisis, as well as the market, investors, and industry companies all urgently need the G20 to send a clear signal to confirm that a zero-carbon and climate-resistant future will surely be realized."
Guterres said that this goal can still be achieved, but the international community must achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45% in 2030 compared to 2010.
It has been less than a hundred days since the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Guterres urged G20 members and leaders of all other countries to commit themselves to achieving net zero emissions by the middle of this century. The ambitious national climate plan for 2030, supplemented by specific policies and actions, will truly move towards a zero-carbon future.
Guterres also once again urged developed countries to fulfill their commitments to support developing countries in addressing climate change.
He called on the Group of Seven and other developed countries to provide a series of support to developing countries, including the realization of 100 billion U.S. dollars per year for developing countries, so that capital investment in the field of climate adaptation and resilience building accounted for at least 50% of total climate financing % And align the climate investment portfolios of public and multilateral development banks with the needs of developing countries.
Developed countries pledged at the Copenhagen Climate Conference in 2009 to provide developing countries with at least US$100 billion each year before 2020 to help the latter cope with the challenges of climate change.
But this promise has never been fulfilled so far.