The united nations holds climate talks in Madrid in a planetary emergency

A series of disturbing klimarapporter in 2019 painted a black picture of the Earth and the future of mankind. the Earth is in a state of emergency. Internat

The united nations holds climate talks in Madrid in a planetary emergency

A series of disturbing klimarapporter in 2019 painted a black picture of the Earth and the future of mankind.

the Earth is in a state of emergency.

International climate scientists are sounding the alarm before Monday's opening of the UN climate talks COP25 in Madrid. Among them is a professor of oceanography Katherine Richardson, Copenhagen University.

the Researchers predict in the scientific journal Nature a chain of "tipping points" and the knock-on effects for the climate - turning points, from which the development will be irreversible.

It will say the melting of polernes ice caps, changing ocean currents and extreme weather, floods and droughts.

We can no longer control the climate, regardless of whether the temperature rises 1, 2 or 3 degrees, is the message.

Management is, nevertheless, hoped, when over 20,000 officials, ministers, business people and grassroots from all over the globe gather 2.-13. december in the Spanish capital to COP25.

Climate - and energy minister Dan Jørgensen (S) has two priorities.

- the World's major CO2 emitters to set ambitious targets to reduce their emissions. Specifically, it should be in 2020 on the COP26 in Glasgow. But already now we have to have signals from countries on what they will do, he says.

in Addition, there must be screwed up significantly for the help to the poorest countries, which already now brands climate change. They need help to transform their energy systems and adapt to a changed climate.

- Unfortunately, this makes many large countries, not enough. Denmark is in the forefront. We will double our contribution to the UN's Green climate fund (gcf) to 800 million kroner over the next four years. We hope that it can inspire others, says Dan Jørgensen.

Science has never been more clear. Therefore, casts a shadow and creates mistrust when big countries like the US and Brazil pulls out of climate action, says the minister, who is himself a participant from 10. december.

On the COP25 the negotiation of the promised $ 100 billion in climate finance from rich to poor countries from 2020.

And the money must not just be granted as a loan, as it happens, points out klimarådgiver Mattias Söderberg from danchurchaid.

- The rich countries have said they will help the developing countries with klimapenge. The promise they must now live up to it, he says.

A difficult topic is the mechanism of "loss and damage" loss and damage. The need to demonstrate the vulnerable developing countries for the damage they are inflicted by the rich countries to industrialization, without that they themselves have contributed to the climate crisis.

- How should the developing countries be able to evolve when they need to use an increasing share of their limited budgets to climate-related disasters, ask Mattias Söderberg.

Thus assessed the hurricane Idai cost to Mozambique in southern Africa, up to 20 billion dollars in damage.

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Updated Date: 02 December 2019, 12:00

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