United Nations has stated that the governments of the member states of the Paris Pact 2015 are not on track to work towards capping the temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius. The statement will dominate the scheduled climate-change talks to be held in Bangkok this week. The Paris Pact which has been ratified by 200 countries and defines a goal to cap the global warming below a rise of 2 degrees from the level of pre-industrial era.
UNFCCC or United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has urged the nations to act fast having contribution from both the public and private sector to avoid any kind of catastrophic effects. The nations are already pushing for a tougher goal of 1.5 degrees C which is urgent for many islands and nations which are particularly vulnerable.
Head of the Executive Secretary of UNFCCC, Patricia Espinosa, has stated that the aggressive bush fires of Australia and the biting heat wave which swept across Europe should give a fresh light to the talks. The ministers of various member nations are scheduled to meet in December at Katowice, Poland to lay out concrete regulations for the 2015 Paris Climate Accord especially the aim of wiping out the use of fossil fuels by end of the century which was left in vague text.
UNFCCC has expressed hope that a draft text for talks on the “rule book” of the Paris Agreement is formed in the Bangkok accord.
Espinosa said, “These drafts texts that we hope can emerge from these talks here in Bangkok are something that we need to build on from the talks in Paris 2015. This is a process that has been ongoing for some time. One of the reasons why this is so complex is because we are talking about…many different areas. One of those areas that countries need to act on is to reduce their emissions”.
Espinosa also mentioned the promise of a fund of $100bn a year to the developing nations by the rich nations only forms a small part of the huge change which is required and there is also the need to rope in private financing.