In the two years following the landmark Paris Agreement on climate change, and following the most recent UN Climate Change summit in Bonn, Germany this year, where next for international climate action Read more
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People in Colombia (74%), Kenya (72%), Portugal (71%), Italy (70%), and Peru (70%) are the most enthusiastic about having their governments take on a leadership role in setting ambitious targets to address climate change as quickly as possible, whereas people in Thailand (29%), Hong Kong (32%), Singapore (38%), and Russia (38%) are the least likely to favor this approach. Americans and Australians are the most likely to oppose their government agreeing to any deal to address climate change, although fewer than one in ten in each country (9%) hold this position.
Across the same 18 countries tracked, expectations for governments to play a leadership role in addressing climate change has grown from 43 percent in 2015 ahead of the Paris summit to 58 percent in 2021 before COP26 in Glasgow. Support for governments to play a leadership role has grown substantially in 13 out of the 18 countries tracked, including the three largest emitting countries China, India, and the USA. Only in Russia do results show a decrease in support for government leadership.
Reporting on details of the deal, NPR's Christopher Joyce says, \"To help developing countries switch from fossil fuels to greener sources of energy and adapt to the effects of climate change, the developed world will provide $100 billion a year.\"
Kerry said the deal \"will help the world prepare\" for impacts of climate change that are either already here or are on the way, adding that it could prevent the worst environmental effects from coming to pass. He went on to say that American enterprise and businesses would play vital roles in that process.
There is less than a month before the Glasgow Climate Change Conference. It is the first meeting since the Paris Agreement officially started in 2020. It is a time to consider if this landmark deal can deliver on the change we need to address rapid climate change.
The Government of Rwanda welcomes the adoption of the historic Paris Agreement on climate change that paves the way for substantive action to limit global temperature increases to 1.5 degrees Celsius below pre-industrial levels. The agreement represents the first ever internationally binding deal to reduce emissions and help vulnerable countries adapt to the impacts of a changing climate. Adopted by 195 nations, the Paris Agreement will unleash action and investment to build a low carbon, climate resilient and sustainable future for all.
With more frequent and extreme weather events, melting glaciers, and rising sea levels, there is no question that the climate crisis is here now and the impacts are felt by humans and nature alike. But there is good news: every day we see more individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments responding to the crisis. People are coming together to take concrete steps to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. 153554b96e