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Climate Justice – Latest News – The Nation

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In 2021, a report published by scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), confirmed that the climate change situation is not as bad as we think – it is actually much worse. , stating that global warming is dangerously close to spiraling out of control and that humans are “unequivocally” to blame. A year later, this year’s extreme temperatures across the world have demonstrated that the urgency highlighted in the report was correct and that things are about to get worse.
If countries were reluctant to cut emissions and blame others when it came to taking responsibility for climate change before, it is hoped that the unprecedented climate events we have seen this year will change that approach. This year’s meeting of the Conference of the Parties is due to take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, in November. It should, due to the current scenario where many have expressed dismay at climate crises, have a different and more urgent tone than previous sessions.
Moreover, there is a particular need for the developed countries, which were responsible for the greatest emissions in the past, to take the situation into account and recognize that it is the countries of the South, in particular in South Asia, which suffer the most. hard from climate change, although they contribute less to emissions than the industrial giants. It is unfortunate that it is only when Europe and the West experience extreme temperatures that the world kicks in when it is still ten degrees colder than what we are experiencing here in the South.
There is a commitment gap for all societies and a huge fault line between commitments and their actualization, and all countries need to take responsibility and work on a smooth energy transition, and also facilitate the most affected countries on such transmission as well.