The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, was the 26th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, scheduled in Glasgow (Scotland) from 31st October to 12th November 2021.
The expectations for this conference were the parties to commit to more ambitious stability goals (in comparison with the ones established by COP21). According to the Paris Agreement, the parties are required to carry out a review of their commitments every five years.
Coal, which was supposed to be abandoned, will only be reduced; this unexpected ending is the result of an agreement among India, China and the United States. The three Powers, with three billion people, put on the corner the 194 defendants. The smaller states, those less responsible but paradoxically most affected by climate change, denounced that they have been put in front of an either-or.
After fourteen days of endless negotiations, everything ended with a hammer blow from Alok Sharma, the British President for the Cop26. “The perfect negotiation is the one that displeases everyone,” said the US Secretary of State John Kerry.
In order to make the world a better place, we can all work together. Everything must start from each of us. It’s absolutely useless if the strongest powers and the most powerful people meet to discuss about environmental problems and we don’t respect the environment! We will always remain in a circle from which we will never get out. If everyone plays his/her part, we will be able to make the world a better place where future generations will be able to live better and safer.
So, let’s work together to respect and save our planet, and in this way we will respect ourselves and our future generations!!