In 2021, the record has reached a record low of four climate change indicators. UN calls on global alliance to make renewable energy technologies a global public good Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made the call Wednesday.
Concentrations of greenhouse gases, sea levels, ocean temperature and their acidification should never be higher, according to the World Climate for 2021, the weather system released in Geneva on Wednesday. World (WMO). A UN official said the indicators were expected to worsen in the coming years.
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Similarly, extreme weather events have caused hundreds of billions of dollars in economic costs and many casualties. Despite the necessary efforts, they should increase further by the 2060s.
“The Most Important Challenge”
“The war in Ukraine is more important than the IPCC report, but climate change is the most important challenge to the world,” WMO Secretary-General Better Talas told reporters. “The short-term focus is on energy and food prices,” he said.
War takes precedence in Ukraine over the IPCC report but climate change remains the biggest challenge
According to the organization, 2021 is really one of the seven hottest years on record. The situation would have been even worse had it not been for the cold La Nina currents at two seasons at the beginning and end of the year.
The average temperature is 1.1 C higher than the pre-industrial period. Last week, the WMO said that the probability of a temporary high of 1.5 C for at least one year over the next five years was one of two.
Call of Guterres
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for five concrete steps in a video. He called for renewable energy technologies to be considered a common good, to seek global alliances, and to expand and diversify the supply of raw materials for them.
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Governments should help authorize these green energies and drop subsidies on non-renewable energy. Renewable investments need to be multiplied by three to reach $ 4000 billion a year.
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