Boris Johnson gave a rousing speech at the Copacabana in Glasgow as the Prime Minister fought back against cheating accusations by saying people should be ‘punished’ for rule wrongdoing.
This morning the first draft Cop26 agreement was released, which must be signed by almost 200 countries.
The Environment Act will deliver the most ambitious environmental programme of any country on earth.
It will clean up our air and protect our rivers.
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) November 10, 2021
The draft document comes after analysis warned that existing plans for this decade would push the world towards 2.4C warming, well above international standards agreed in the Paris Agreement to limit temperature increases to “well below” 2C and keep them at 1.5C.
But that was to have given Johnson the plunge this morning, this time on a train, following a row over the use of a private jet last week.
What about developing countries?
Negotiations are also taking place to allow developing countries to address climate change and to address the problem of loss and damage to people, livelihoods, land and infrastructure, arising from global warming in poorer countries.
Speaking on the return to Glasgow, the Prime Minister asked nations to ‘pull out all the stops’ in the final days of the UN climate summit.
Scientists have warned that staying above 1.5F, when the worst impacts of climate change will begin to be felt, would require cutting global emissions by 45% by 2030, and the global value to zero by mid – century – but countries “planned efforts to do so fall well short.
The draft treaty comes at a time when analysis is showing the world is on track to increase the temperature by 2.4C, based on current commitments to take action by 2030.